Drachm of Histiaia with head of maenad
Late Classical Period
Mint: Euboia, Histiaia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1032.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.34 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund