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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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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.


Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.40 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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