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Drachm of Himera with rooster

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Obverse: Rooster standing to right in circle of dots. Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight triangles, every second one depressed. Edge of square depressed with crosslines.

Provenance

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. 235); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–515 B.C.

Mint

Himera, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0249.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins