Hemidrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
435–375 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1314.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.73 gm.

Accession Number

04.1218

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon bearded to right, with ram’s horn.
Beaded border.

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. 1355); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund