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Hemidrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant, struck under Iason

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Obverse: Triple silphion plant, radiating from a central boss. Reverse: Head of Athena in crested Attic helmet to left. Inscription in Greek. (please note the media image of the inscription is wrongly given to the obverse and part of the inscription is missing)


By date unknown: Francis Wright Fabyan Collection; gift of Francis Wright Fabyan to MFA, October 16, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Wright Fabyan

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


Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1330.


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.09 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins