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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.475

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins