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Drachm of Rhegion with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head facing; border of dots. Reverse: Iokastos, seated left on stool; bearded, hair in knot at back; upper body nude, lower with himation; left leg drawn back, right forward; right arm resting on upright scepter, left hand at waist; olive-wreath border tied below. Inscription in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 172); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 462–430 B.C.

Mint

Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0201.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.411

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins