ostracon ancient art



Silver Miletos Diobol, Lion Forepart, late 6th to early 5th Century BC

Forepart of a roaring lion on the right, the head turned to the left.

Reverse with stellate floral pattern within incuse square.

References: SNG Kayhan 476-82, SNG Keckman 273, SNG von Aulock 2080.

The obverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise good and very fine.

D. 8 mm (0.3 in), 1.13 g

Swiss private collection, ex Leu Numismatik AG, Zurich.

360 USD

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