Drachm of Populonia with head of woman

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Late 4th century B.C.


Mint: Etruria, Populonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 4.09 gm.

Accession Number

66.3

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of woman to right, wearing earring and with her hair bound with wide band.
At left: X
Reverse: Plain.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (vol. I, Paris, 1913, no. 25: as Strozzi sale, no. 585); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, part 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, 1965, lot 13 [as auction Sangiorgi 1907 Strozzi 557]); January 12, 1966: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu and Co. AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour