Drachm of Kyrene with head of lioness

Greek
Archaic Period
525–480 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1303.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 4.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1199

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lioness, full front.
Silphion grain above, point up.
Reverse: In incuse square with beaded border, head of griffin to right.

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. 1335); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund