Tetradrachm of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Aristomedes

Greek
Classical Period
435–375 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1318.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon laureate to left with flying locks and ram’s horn.
Inscription in Greek at right..
Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.

Provenance

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

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund