Drachm of Massalia with bust of Artemis
about 150–130 B.C.
Mint: Gaul, Massalia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0019.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund