Drachm of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Theupheides

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1339.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.1224

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Beardless male head to left with ram’s horn, fillet in hair.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Silphion plant with fruit.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.
Beaded border.

Provenance

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

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund