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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Hound standing left, tail up; with collar; plain ground line. Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right, dotted earring and necklace; hair on crown in straight lines, on forehead and cheek looped, in loose knot at back.


By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 379, partial); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 460 B.C.


Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0313.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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