Drachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
480–435 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1311.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.1208

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Reverse: In incuse square, head of Kyrene to right, beaded band in hair which is gathered up behind.
Beaded line at edge of neck.
Inscription in Greek in corners.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund