Drachm of Himera with rooster
about 530–515 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Himera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0249.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Rooster standing to right in circle of dots.
Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight triangles, every second one depressed.
Edge of square depressed with crosslines.
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. 235); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund