Hemidrachm of uncertain mint with Chimaera

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Mint: Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2325.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.1264

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Chimaera to right, forepaw raised.
Reverse: In incuse circle, Gorgoneion with tongue protruding, and snaky locks.

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. 1412); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund