Coin of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–277 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.2 gm.

Accession Number

13.1700

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon right wearing diadem with uraeus-like ornament in center.
Reverse: Date-palm tree with fruit.
Inscription in Greek in field.
To right,silphium and crab.

Provenance

By date unknown: E. J. Seltman Collection; purchased by MFA from E. J. Seltman, July 17, 1913, for 5 shillings

Credit Line

Director's Contingent Fund