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Drachm of Kyrene with silphion plant

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Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers. Reverse: In incuse square, head of Kyrene to right, beaded band in hair which is gathered up behind. Beaded line at edge of neck. In corners, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with 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, Classical Period, 480–435 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1311.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.1208

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins