Didrachm of Kyme with head of Kyme

Greek
Classical Period
about 420–385 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Kyme (Cumae)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0027.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.31 gm.

Accession Number

95.96

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Kyme to right with hair on forehead rolled, on crown and at back in series of rolls bound several times with taenia.
Reverse: Mussel shell; barley-corn horizontally to right.
Inscription around, in retrograde.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund