Drachm of Massalia with head of Artemis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–150 B.C.


Mint: Gaul, Massalia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0018.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.286

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Ground line.
Plain border.

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

Note that Regling (p. v) does not include this coin in the group acquired by Warren from the Canon Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund