Drachm of Massalia with bust of Artemis

Hellenistic Period
about 150–130 B.C.

Mint: Gaul, Massalia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0019.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, in stephane; hair at back rolled; three upstanding locks above stephane, four horizontal curls across forehead and back of head; triple pendant earring; dotted necklace; drapery on shoulders; quiver and bow at shoulder.
At right: K
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion walking right with jaws open, tongue not protruding.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue. Monogram at right.


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

Note that Regling (p. v) does not include this coin in the group acquired by Warren from the Canon Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund