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Hemidrachm of Argos with forepart of wolf, struck under Hieron

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Obverse: Forepart of wolf crouching to left. Reverse: In incuse square a large A. At sides, [inscription]. Below an eagle, wings closed, standing to right on a thunderbolt. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

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. 937); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 322–229 B.C.

Mint

Argos, Argolis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1230.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.898

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins