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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Dog standing to right, head lowered, on dotted line. Beaded border. [inscription] Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right; band in hair composed of row of circles between plain lines, a part of the hair drawn up and hanging out over band; similar necklace. Plain border. [Inscription...

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1897: Cat. Sotheby, July 6, 1897, lot 163 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 311); 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. 279); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0311.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.70 gm.

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The Ancient World


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