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Drachm of Samos with forepart of winged boar

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Obverse: Forepart of boar with curled wings jumping to left. Reverse: In incuse square, skin of lion's head full front. Beaded square border.


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. 1150); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic ot Classical Period, 494–439 B.C.


Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1956.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.55 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins