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Tetradrachm of Barke with silphion plant

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Obverse: Silphion plant. Reverse: Head of Zeus Ammon, right, within circle. BAP, in field, right.

Provenance

By 1912: Gardiner M. Lane Collection (said to be from C. T. Seltman); gift of Gardiner M. Lane to MFA, March 7, 1912

Credit Line

Gift of Gardiner M. Lane

Greek, Classical Period, about 431–321 B.C.

Mint

Barke, Cyrenaica

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm.; weight: 15.73 gm.

Accession Number

12.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins