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Drachm of Kyrene with silphion fruit

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Obverse: Silphion grain sprouting. Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

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 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 570–525 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1300.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.1197

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins