Drachm (?) of the Brettioi with bust of Nike

Hellenistic Period
216–203 B.C. (?)

Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0166.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.88 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bust of Nike right with wing at each shoulder, in broad taenia and drapery; hair rolled on forehead and over ear, drawn back on crown and tied, curls escaping.
At left: coiled serpent horizontally right.
Inscription in Greek below.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Pan standing facing; right hand raised to head in gesture of crowning himself; nude, chlamys over left arm; beardless, horned; hair long; left extended, holding spear.
At right, coiled serpent erect.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.
Border of dots. Round incuse.


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. 131); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund