1/5 drachm (litra) of Messana with leaping hare

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–460 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.465

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Hare springing to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Inscription in Greek, retrograde, in beaded circle.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 263); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund