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1/5 drachm (litra) of Messana with leaping hare

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Obverse: Hare springing to right; border of dots. Reverse: Inscription in Greek, retrograde, in beaded circle.

Provenance

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. 263); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–460 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.465

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins