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Hemidrachm of Samos with head of ram

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Obverse: Head of ram to right; lizard to right below. Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of bull kneeling to right. Beaded line at edge of body.

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. 1151); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 494–439 B.C.

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1957.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.74 gm.

Accession Number

04.1054

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins