Didrachm of Kyrene with head of Apollo Karneios, struck under Magas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
308–277 B.C. or later


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1343.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.61 gm.

Accession Number

37.474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo Karneios with ram’s horn to right.
Reverse: Large silphium plant; below, a tripod at left.
Inscription in Greek above and monogram at right.

Provenance

Purchased from C.T. Seltman, £1. Lent by Arthur Fairbanks, Jan. 10, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Fairbanks