Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–460 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Segesta

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0311.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.475

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Dog standing to right on dotted line, head lowered.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right; band in hair composed of row of circles between plain lines, a part of the hair drawn up and hanging out over band; similar row of circles between plain lines make up her necklace.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

1897: Cat. Sotheby, July 6, 1897, lot 163 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 311); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 279); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund