Hemidrachm of Argos with forepart of wolf, struck under Hieron

Greek
Hellenistic Period
322–229 B.C.


Mint: Argolis (Peloponnesos), Argos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1230.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.898

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of wolf crouching to left.
Reverse: In incuse square a large letter flanked left and right by an inscription with the magistrate’s name.
Below an eagle, wings closed, standing to right on a thunderbolt.

Provenance

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. 937); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund