Tetradrachm of Barke with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
about 431–321 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Barke

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm.; weight: 15.73 gm.

Accession Number

12.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant.
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon, right, within circle.
BAP, in field, right.

Provenance

By 1912: Gardiner M. Lane Collection (said to be from C. T. Seltman); gift of Gardiner M. Lane to MFA, March 7, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Gardiner M. Lane