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Hemidrachm of Kyrene with head of Athena, struck under Polianthes

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Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Corinthian helmet to right. At right, [inscription]. Beaded border. Reverse: Three silphion plants radiating from dot in center. Between, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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. 1354); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 375–308 B.C.


Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1331.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.15 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins