Tetradrachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under Kalliphron

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 360–340 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 191.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 15.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.601

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing earring and link-ornament necklace; prow behind neck.
Reverse: Forepart of a lion to right.
Inscriptions below and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 7, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1,500-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour