Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Greek
Early Classical Period
460 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Segesta

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0313.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.478

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Hound standing left, tail up; with collar; on plain ground line.
Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right, dotted earring and necklace; hair on crown in straight lines, on forehead and cheek looped, in loose knot at back.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 379, partial); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund