Hemidrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant
Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1314.
Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.73 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon bearded to right, with ram’s horn.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund