Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
430–387 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0203.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

04.409

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
Olive twig at left.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Iokastos sitting upright; hair short; left leg crossed over right; left arm resting on seat.
Below stool, duck standing left.
Inscription in Greek.
Olive wreath around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Subhi Pacha auction, Cat. Sotheby, no. 411 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 203); 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. 169); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund