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Drachm of Sikyon with Chimaera

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Obverse: Chimaera, profile to left; below the body, [inscription]. Reverse: Dove flying profile to left in an olive-wreath. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 431–400 B.C.

Mint

Sikyon, Sikyonia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1176.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.79 gm.

Accession Number

97.406

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins