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Coin of Messana with head of Poseidon

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon, laureate, to left; hair long; border of dots. Inscription in Greek, naming the god. Reverse: Trident-head, ornamented with volutes and leaves, palmettes between the prongs, flanked by dolphins downwards; border of dots. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 357–287 B.C.


Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0298.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.89 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins