Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

Greek
Classical Period
about 435–375 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 326.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

57.727

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphium plant.
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to left, with short, shaggy hair and beard.
Circular incuse.

Provenance

By 1957: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA for £ 50- from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, December 12, 1957

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour