Drachm with head of Poseidon

Hellenistic Period
about 213–205 B.C.

Mint: Rhegion ?, Bruttium


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Poseidon to left.
Trident behind neck, dolphin below.
Reverse: Amphitrite on hippocamp to right, steadying small standing Eros, who is about to shoot bow to left.
In field right, star; at left, small Greek letter gamma.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 13 [Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig], Hotel Baur au Lac, 8022 Zurich, October 8, 1998, lot 183); purchased on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa.17608; December 16, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour