Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant, struck under Nikis

Greek
Classical Period
435–375 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1316.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm.

Accession Number

03.981

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silphion plant.
Reverse: In incuse circle head of Zeus Ammon to left.
In front of head, sprig of ivy.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900