Coin of Messana with head of Poseidon

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 357–287 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0298.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.89 gm.

Accession Number

97.408

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Poseidon, laureate, to left; hair long.
Inscription in Greek, naming the god.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Trident-head, ornamented with volutes and leaves, palmettes between the prongs, flanked by dolphins downwards.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund