Drachm of Histiaia with head of maenad

Greek
Late Classical Period
369–338 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Histiaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1032.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.34 gm.

Accession Number

00.245

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a maenad to right, wearing a vine-wreath in her hair, a pointed earring, and a dotted necklace.
Reverse: Bull walking right, head three-quarters left.
In the background, vine stalk with leaves and bunches of grapes.
At right: monogram. Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund