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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Hound standing to right with head lowered. Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right, wearing necklace, earring, and with hair looped back over band around her head. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1895: Cat. Feuardent, Walcher de Molthein, pl. iii, 534 (according to Brett catalogue, entry 312); by date unknown; with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–461 B.C.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0312.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.32 gm.

Accession Number

11.1763

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins