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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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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.


Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.

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The Ancient World


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