Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
494–439 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1953.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.822

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Skin of lion’s head, much worn.
Reverse: Fore-part of bull kneeling.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription