Unknown Mint, Lycia (Unknown Lycian Dynast)
[b]Unknown Mint, Lycia (Unknown Lycian Dynast; 520-480 BC.)
[u]Obv[/u]: Protome of a wild boar, facing left.
[u]Rev[/u]: Incuse square divided by an inverted triangle and large globule above; irregular lines (Lycian script?) on either side of the inverted triangle.
[u]Attribution[/u]: SNG Cop -; SNG Aul -; var. Traite pl.21, 11.
[u]Provenance[/u]: ex. Vauctions Sale 222 (lot#46), 2.19.09
[u]Weight[/u]: 9.10 gm.
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 22 mm.
[u]Notes[/u]: These very rare boar protome / (possible) roughly scripted incuse issues (~ 8-9 known) have not been associated through hoard or archeological discovery to a particular Lycian Dynast, but their heavier weight standard; higher content silver; and use of possible Lycian script within the incuse suggest that they were produced in the transition between the proto-Dynastic and Dynastic periods.