Drachm of Zankle with dolphin

Greek
Archaic Period
525–494/3 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Zankle

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0285.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.84 gm.

Accession Number

97.381

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Dolphin leaping to left, within a sickle-shaped harbor, surrounded by dots.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Scallop shell in the middle of an incuse pattern of raised and sunk squares and triangles.

Coin of Zankle-Messana as Zankle.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund