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Didrachm of Kamarina with Corinthian helmet

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Obverse: Corinthian helmet without crest to left on round shield. Reverse: Dwarf fan-palm between two greaves. Inscription in Greek, down the right field, and upwards the left.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 492–484 B.C.

Mint

Kamarina, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0258.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.434

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins