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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Hound standing to right, nose to ground, tail up, left fore- and hindlegs raised; without collar; in background, stalk with three ears of grain. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek (retrograde) in exergue, within an oblong frame. Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right, with ampyx on...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 416–415 B.C.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0314.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.

Accession Number

04.476

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins