Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant
Early Classical period
about 470-440 B.C.
Mint: Kyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1308.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.72 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Reverse: In incuse circle, bearded head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram’s horns; hair represented by dots on forehead, and gathered in braid behind.
Inscription in Greek at right.
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