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Didrachm of Kyrene with head of Apollo Karneios, struck under Magas

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Obverse: Head of Apollo Karneios with ram's horn to right. Reverse: Large silphium plant; below, a tripod at left. Inscriptions above and at right. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek)

Provenance

Purchased from C.T. Seltman, £1. Lent by Arthur Fairbanks, Jan. 10, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Fairbanks

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 308–277 B.C. or later

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1343.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.61 gm.

Accession Number

37.474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins