Stater of Lycia with lion attacking Herakles, struck under Kuprlli (Kuperlis)

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–430 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 215.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 9.95 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.365

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herakles, bearded, kneels to left to club the lion, who attacks him. Ground line below.
Reverse: Triskeles and Lycian inscription in dotted incuse square.

Provenance

By 1961: Hans von Aulock Collection; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 1350.00 (this is the total price of 61.365-61.368).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour