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Tetradrachm of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Aristomedes

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Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon laureate to left with flying locks and ram's horn. At right, [inscription]. Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers. In field, [inscription] (see media screen for inscriptions)


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 did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 435–375 B.C.


Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1318.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.78 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins