Tetrobol of Lycia with boar

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 208.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.02 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.95

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boar walking to left.
Traces of another animal, a bull to left (?) beneath.
Reverse: Forepart of a lion lying to left, with end of body protruding beyond rectangular frame of dots. All within incuse square.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour