Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion
Late Archaic or Classical Period
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1954.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.11 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Skin of lion’s head full front.
Reverse: In incuse circle, head and shoulders of bull to right.
Inscription in Greek above.
Beaded border at edge of body.
Sotheby Sale, July 24, 1900, no. 123 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1148); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund