Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
494–439 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1952

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.1050

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Skin of lion’s head full front.
Reverse: In incuse square, head and neck of bull to right.
Beaded square border.

Provenance

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. 1147); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund