Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
435–375 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1315.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.1227

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers, two buds below.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right. (see note below)
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram’s horn.

Note: see Brett catalogue no.1315 where the obverse inscription on this coin is read as KVPANA.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund