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Drachm of Histiaia with head of maenad

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Obverse: Head of a maenad to right, wearing a vine-wreath in her hair, a pointed earring, and a dotted necklace. Reverse: Bull walking right, head three-quarters left. In the background, vine stalk with leaves and bunches of grapes. At right: monogram. Inscription in Greek in exergue. (see...

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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, Late Classical Period, 369–338 B.C.

Mint

Histiaia, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1032.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.34 gm.

Accession Number

00.245

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins