Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion
Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0202.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Iokastos seated on stool, leaning forward; bearded, hair at back rolled; upper body nude, lower with himation; right leg straight, left leg drawn back behind leg of stool.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields and under stool.
Olive wreath border tied below.
From the Sparkes sale, 1880, no. 244 (according to Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 171 but not included in the Brett catalogue entry); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, no. 171); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund