Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Greek
Classical Period
416–415 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Segesta

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0314.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.

Accession Number

04.476

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Hound standing to right, nose to ground, tail up, left fore- and hindlegs raised; without collar.
In background, stalk with three ears of grain.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde) in exergue, within an oblong frame.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right, with ampyx on which three crosses and sphendone terminating in a button (?), with four parallel bands decorated with cross, dot and maeander patterns; above ear, two bunches of hair, two below.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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. 281); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund