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Drachm of Samos with head of lion, struck under Hegesianax

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Obverse: Lion's head with long hair. Reverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to right; with inscription. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 394–365 B.C.

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1963.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number

08.332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins