Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Greek
Classical Period
415–409 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Segesta

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0316.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.63 gm.

Accession Number

00.107

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Hound standing to right, nose to ground, tail lowered, left fore- and hindlegs raised; without collar.
In background, stalk with three ears of grain.
Inscription in Greek in exergue, within an oblong frame.
Plain border.
Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right,hair on temple and forehead looped, rolled at back.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund