Drachm of Samos with head of lion, struck under Hegesianax

Greek
Classical Period
394–365 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1963.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number

08.332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head with long hair.
Reverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to right.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below. Partial monogram below lower inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund