Tetradrachm of Samos with lion's scalp

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1958.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.819

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: The skin of a lion’s head, full front.
Reverse: Head and shoulders of a bull, kneeling, profile to right.
In the field, olive-branch left of bull and inscription in Greek above bull.

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