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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.478

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins