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Drachm of northern Asia Minor (?) with standing eagle

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Obverse: Eagle to right with raised wing and spread tail, devouring a hind, (biting its neck). Hind lies on its back. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square of the mill-sail pattern.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C. (?)

Mint

Uncertain, Asia Minor (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2314.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 3.64 gm.

Accession Number

01.5657

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins