Drachm (?) of the Brettioi with the head of Amphitrite (?)

Hellenistic Period
216–203 B.C. (?)

Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0165.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Amphitrite (?) right in stephane and veil; hair on forehead rolled; pointed earring, and necklace; at shoulder, lotus-tipped scepter.
Dolphin downwards below scepter.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Poseidon standing left; right foot on wreathed basis; right arm resting on right thigh; left arm raised resting on spear, point downwards.
At left, crab upwards.
Inscription in Greek at right, downwards.
Ground line.
Border of dots.


By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of Northwick Collection, cat. no. 145 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 165); 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. 134); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund