Drachm of Massalia with bust of Artemis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 120–80 B.C.


Mint: Gaul, Massalia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm.

Accession Number

04.288

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Artemis to right, in stephane, ends of hair at back twisted; across crown and on neck, braid of hair; at shoulder, quiver only.
Inscription in Greek in right field.
Reverse: Lion walking right; jaws open, tongue not protruding.
Inscriptions in Greek above, to right, and in exergue.

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

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