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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Hound standing left, shell above. Reverse: Nymph head left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1921: John W. Garrett Collection (said to be from Raymond, October 30, 1921); 1942: bequeathed by John W. Garrett to The Johns Hopkins University; by 1984: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (mail bid auction of the Garrett Collection by order of The Johns Hopkins University, part 3, March 29, 1985, lot 24: incorrectly as Weber Collection, no. 1504); purchased by MFA from Numismatic Fine Arts Inc., April 24, 1985

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–450 B.C.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1985.91

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins