Drachm of Massalia with bust of Artemis
about 120–80 B.C.
Mint: Gaul, Massalia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0020.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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