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Drachm of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Theupheides

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Obverse: Beardless male head to left with ram's horn, fillet in hair. At right, [inscription]. Beaded border. Reverse: Silphion plant with fruit. In field, [inscription]. Beaded border. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 375–308 B.C.


Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1339.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.18 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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