Didrachm of Euboian League with head of Euboia

Greek
Classical Period
405–404 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Eretria (Euboian League)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 096.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 12.27 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

57.717

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the nymph Euboia to right, wearing a round earring.
Reverse: Bull lying to right.
Above, vine branch with large bunch of grapes and one leaf.
Inscription below.

Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 92); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; December 12, 1957: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour