Drachm of Zankle with dolphin
Mint: Sicily, Zankle
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0285.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.84 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
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.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund