Tetrobol of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Zakhaba
about 400–362 B.C.
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 220.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm. Die Axis: 10
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s scalp facing.
Partial border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Athena facing three-quarters to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with palmette, and necklace with pendants. All in incuse circle.
Inscription in Lycian at left.
By 1958: AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 226); by date unknown: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd.; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., April 9, 1959, for $ 1,725.00
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour