Tetradrachm of Barke with silphion plant
Mint: Cyrenaica, Barke
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1346.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.61 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: In incuse circle, head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram’s horns; hair represented by dots on forehead, and gathered in braid behind.
Beaded line at edge of neck.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Beaded circle between two plain circles.
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
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund