Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion, struck under Hegesianax

Greek
Classical Period
394–365 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1962.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.00 gm.

Accession Number

97.401

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s scalp.
Reverse: Forepart of bull kneeling profile to right, decorated with a collar.
Behind, an olive-branch.
Inscriptions in Greek above bull’s back and below head. Monogram below.

Provenance

check Montagu sale 593
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund