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Hemidrachm of Kyrene with silphion fruit

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Obverse: Sprouting silphion grain with dots at point and sides. Reverse: In incuse square sprouting silphion grain; dots in corners.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 525–480 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.1203

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins