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Hemidrachm of Sikyon with Chimaera

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Obverse: Chimaera to right on line, left forepaw raised. Below body, [inscription]. Reverse: Dove flying to right one wing above, one below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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 Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 400–300 B.C.

Mint

Sikyon, Sikyonia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1180.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.869

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins