Didrachm of Segesta with hound

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Segesta

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1985.90

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Hound right, sniffing ground.
Inscription in Greek above (retrograde) and below.
Reverse: Nymph head right.

Provenance

1903, Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918, sold by Weber's estate to Spink & Son Limited, London [see note 1]. By 1921, John W. Garrett Collection [see note 2]; 1942, bequeathed by John W. Garrett to Johns Hopkins University. By 1984, with Numismatic Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, California and Bank Leu AG, Zurich, Switzerland; March 29, 1985, Garrett Collection sale, part 3, by order of The Johns Hopkins University, lot 23. April 24, 1985, sold by Numismatic Fine Arts to the MFA.

NOTES:
[1] According to L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 1, no. 1504 (as from Castellani, 1903).

[2] Said to be from Raymond, September 29, 1921

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour