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Drachm of Massalia with bust of Artemis

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Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, in stephane; hair at back rolled; three upstanding locks above stephane, four horizontal curls across forehead and back of head; triple pendant earring; dotted necklace; drapery on shoulders; quiver and bow at shoulder; at right, K; border of dots. Rev: Lion walking...

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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 Note that Regling (p. v) does not include this coin in the group acquired by Warren from the Canon Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 150–130 B.C.

Mint

Massalia, Gaul

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0019.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.287

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins