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Drachm (?) of the Brettioi with bust of Nike

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Obverse: Bust of Nike right with wing at each shoulder, in broad taenia and drapery; hair rolled on forehead and over ear, drawn back on crown and tied, curls escaping; at left, caduceus. Reverse: Pan standing facing; right arm raised to head in gesture of crowning himself with wreath in hand; ...

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By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: auction of Northwick Collection, Cat. Sotheby, no. 145 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 168); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 132); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 216–203 B.C. (?)


The Brettioi, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0168.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.80 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins