Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
439–394 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1960.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 13.04 gm.

Accession Number

95.154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s scalp, full front.
Reverse: Forepart of bull kneeling, profile to right.
Branch of olive behind bull, inscription in Greek above, the whole in incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 263); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund