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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.


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.



Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins