Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant
Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1309.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Silphion plant with pairs of leaves.
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.
Beaded line at edge of neck.
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