Drachm of Rhegion with head of lion, struck under Anaxilas

Greek
Late Archaic Period
494/3–480 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0198.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.66 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

04.406

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing; row of dots above.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head and neck of calf to left; truncation dotted.
Inscription in Greek, retrograde.
Border of dots.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 166); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund