Didrachm of Segesta with hound
Early Classical Period
Mint: Sicily, Segesta
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0311.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.70 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Dog standing to right on dotted line, head lowered.
Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right; band in hair composed of row of circles between plain lines, a part of the hair drawn up and hanging out over band; similar row of circles between plain lines make up her necklace.
Inscription in Greek.
1897: Cat. Sotheby, July 6, 1897, lot 163 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 311); 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. 279); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund