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Drachm of Massalia with head of Artemis

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to right in triple olive wreath; hair rolled; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace; quiver at shoulder; border of dots. Reverse: Lion walking to right; jaws open, tongue protruding; plain border; ground line. Inscription in Greek above, and between front and back legs. ...

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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 200–150 B.C.

Mint

Massalia, Gaul

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0018.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.286

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins