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Drachm of uncertain mint with two athletes in combat

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Obverse: Two nude men fighting, each with knife in right hand. At each side hangs an aryballos. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square with beaded border a cuttlefish.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale of the Whittall Collection, no. 898 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1415); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2322.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.1130

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins