Didrachm of Kyme with head of Kyme
about 420–385 B.C.
Mint: Campania, Kyme (Cumae)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0027.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.31 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of nymph Kyme to right with hair on forehead rolled, on crown and at back in series of rolls bound several times with taenia.
Reverse: Mussel shell; barley-corn horizontally to right.
Inscription around, in retrograde.
Border of dots.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund