Hemidrachm of Kyrene with head of Athena, struck under Polianthes

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1331.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.15 gm.

Accession Number

04.1217

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Corinthian helmet to right.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Three silphion plants radiating from dot in center.
Inscription in Greek around.

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. 1354); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund