Drachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
480–435 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1313.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.43 gm.

Accession Number

08.335

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant.
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to right.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund