Drachm of Euhesperides with silphion plant

Greek
Early Classical Period
480 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Euhesperides

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1347.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.1230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Dot on each side below.
Reverse: In incuse square, a dolphin diagonally to right with ox’s hoof below (?).
Inscription in Greek above.

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. 1367); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund