Drachm of uncertain mint with two athletes in combat

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Mint: Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2322.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.1130

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two nude men fighting, each with knife in right hand.
At each side hangs an aryballos.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square with beaded border a cuttlefish.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale of the Whittall Collection, no. 898 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1415); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund