Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant
Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1315.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.81 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers, two buds below.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right. (see note below)
Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram’s horn.
Note: see Brett catalogue no.1315 where the obverse inscription on this coin is read as KVPANA.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund