Hemidrachm (?) of the Brettioi with head of Athena

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


Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0163.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.36 gm.

Accession Number

00.86

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, on bowl, a griffin leaping to right; hair long, tied on nape of neck; pointed earring.
Small Greek letter below.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle stands to left on thunderbolt, with raised wings.
In field, right, a flaming torch upright.
Traces of inscription in Greek.
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