Tetradrachm of Lindos with head of lion

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Lindos (Rhodes)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2034.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 13.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.1095

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lion to right; jaws open, tongue protruding.
On truncation, two plain lines joined by crosslines; dotted square border.
Reverse: Two oblong incuses divided by wide vertical band.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1199); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund