Diobol of Knidos with head of lion
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Caria, Knidos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1975.
Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.85 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s head to right, mouth open.
Reverse: In incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right, with earring and double bead necklace; hair in sakkos; beaded line at edge of neck.
Plain square border with flower (?) or letter in upper right hand corner.
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. 1162); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund