Drachm of Massalia with head of Artemis
about 200–150 B.C.
Mint: Gaul, Massalia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0018.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Artemis to right in triple olive wreath; hair rolled; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace; quiver at shoulder.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion walking to right; jaws open, tongue protruding.
Inscriptions in Greek above, and between front and back legs.
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
Note that Regling (p. v) does not include this coin in the group acquired by Warren from the Canon Greenwell collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund