Hemidrachm (?) of the Brettioi with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
216–203 B.C. (?)


Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0164.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.22 gm.

Accession Number

00.87

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right; hair long.
In field, left, a lyre.
Small letter below.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Artemis, standing facing, head and right leg to left; hair in knot on top of head; short chiton, boots, and quiver at right shoulder; in extended right hand, an arrow; in drawn back left, a flaming torch slanting upwards to right.
Below left, partly behind Artemis, hound to left, right foreleg raised, head upwards to right; above left, an eight-pointed star; ground line.
Inscription in Greek in right field, downwards.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund