Tetradrachm of Thracian Chersonesos with lion devouring prey

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.


Mint: Thracian Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 070.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

58.1188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion crouching to left on ground line, devouring a prey, head frontal. Above, floral motif.
Reverse: Winged half-boar to left, within square incuse bordered by a row of dots between lines.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, December 11, 1958, for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour