Didrachm of Kamarina with Corinthian helmet

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 492–484 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Kamarina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0258.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.434

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Corinthian helmet without crest to left on round shield.
Reverse: Dwarf fan-palm between two greaves.
Inscription in Greek, down the right field, and upwards the left.

Provenance

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. 205); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund