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Didrachm of Segesta with hound

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Obverse: Hound standing to right, nose to ground, tail lowered, left fore- and hindlegs raised; without collar; in background, stalk with three ears of grain. Plain border. Inscription in Greek in exergue, within an oblong frame. Reverse: Head of nymph Segesta to right,hair on temple and forehead...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 415–409 B.C.


Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0316.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.63 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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