Diobol of Knidos with head of lion
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Caria, Knidos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1982.
Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.76 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s head to right, mouth open.
Beaded line below.
Reverse: In incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right with earring.
A cord is about hair which falls in straight lines.
Plain square border.
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. 1170); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund