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Drachm of Zankle with dolphin

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Obverse: Dolphin leaping to left, within a sickle-shaped harbor, surrounded by dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Scallop shell in the middle of an incuse pattern of raised and sunk squares and triangles. Coin of Zankle-Messana as Zankle.

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, Archaic Period, 525–494/3 B.C.

Mint

Zankle, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0285.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 5.84 gm.

Accession Number

97.381

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins