Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Segesta


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Hound right, sniffing ground.
Inscription in Greek above (retrograde) and below.
Reverse: Nymph head right.


1903: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 1, no. 1504: as from Castellani, 1903); by 1921: John W. Garrett Collection (said to be from Raymond, September 29, 1921); 1942: bequeathed by John W. Garrett to The Johns Hopkins University; by 1984: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (mail bid auction of the Garrett Collection by order of The Johns Hopkins University, part 3, March 29, 1985, lot 23); purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts Inc., April 24, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour