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. 1954.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.1051

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Skin of lion’s head full front.
Reverse: In incuse circle, head and shoulders of bull to right.
Inscription in Greek above.
Beaded border at edge of body.

Provenance

Sotheby Sale, July 24, 1900, no. 123 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1148); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund