Drachm of Rhegion with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
462–430 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0201.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.411

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Iokastos, seated left on stool; bearded, hair in knot at back; upper body nude, lower with himation; left leg drawn back, right forward; right arm resting on upright scepter, left hand at waist.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields.
Olive-wreath border tied below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 172); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund