Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
462–430 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0202.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.410

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Iokastos seated on stool, leaning forward; bearded, hair at back rolled; upper body nude, lower with himation; right leg straight, left leg drawn back behind leg of stool.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields and under stool.
Olive wreath border tied below.

Provenance

From the Sparkes sale, 1880, no. 244 (according to Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 171 but not included in the Brett catalogue entry); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, no. 171); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund