Drachm of Himera with rooster

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530–515 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Himera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0249.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.449

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Rooster standing to right in circle of dots.
Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight triangles, every second one depressed.
Edge of square depressed with crosslines.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund