Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Archaic Period
570–525 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1299.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.1194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion.
At left forepart of horse jumping to right; at right silphion grain, point down.
Reverse: Irregular rectangular incuse.

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. 1330); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund