Double siglos of Caria with forepart of lion
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Satrapy)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 185.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 11.08 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Forepart of a lion to right, ankh on his shoulder.
Reverse: Square incuse divided into two parts by a broad band.
By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2568); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2915); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2390); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour