Didrachm of Samothrace with head of Athena, struck under Metrona[ktos]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Samothrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.34 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

60.1296

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing enriched crested helmet, earring and necklace.
Reverse: Cybele seated to left, with patera in right hand and scepter in left. Lion beneath feet of high-backed throne, seated to left, on ground lline.
Inscriptions at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 1325.00 (this is the total price for 60.1295-60.1297)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour