Drachm of Kyrene with silphion fruits

Greek
Archaic Period
525–480 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1305.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.1201

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Double silphion grain, points out; flower at juncture (?).
Reverse: In incuse square, lion’s head facing.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund