Drachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Archaic Period
525–480 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1306.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 3.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.1200

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers; at left a pendant flower (?), at right a silphion grain with point to right and dot at point.
Reverse: In incuse square, four-rayed star flower.

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