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Tetradrachm of Barke with silphion plant

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Obverse: Silphion plant with flowers. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: In incuse circle, head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram's horns; hair represented by dots on forehead, and gathered in braid behind. Beaded line at edge of neck. At right, [inscription]. Beaded circle between two plain...

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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, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.


Barke, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1346.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.61 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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