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Drachm of Samos with head of lion

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Obverse: Skin of lion's head, full front. Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of bull kneeling to right. Above, [inscription]; below, A; at right below, an olive twig. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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. 1153; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 411–404 B.C.


Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1961.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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