Drachm of Samos with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
411–404 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1961.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.1056

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Skin of lion’s head, full front.
Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of bull kneeling to right.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below.
At right below, an olive twig.

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. 1153; September
1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund