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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 8.63 gm.

Accession Number

00.107

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins