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Didrachm of Kyme with head of Kyme

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Obverse: Head of nymph Kyme to right with hair on forehead rolled, on crown and at back in series of rolls bound several times with taenia. Reverse: Mussel shell; barley-corn horizontally to right, within border of dots Inscription in Greek around, in retrograde. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–385 B.C.

Mint

Kyme (Cumae), Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0027.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.31 gm.

Accession Number

95.96

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins