Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion fruits and lion
Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1298.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.58 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Two silphion fruits, point down with silphion plant at left.
At right, lion leaping upwards to left with head reverted, holding prey in jaws and with right forepaw.
Reverse: Irregular incuse crossed by fine lines at right angles.
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. 1331); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund