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Tetradrachm of Kyrene with silphion plant, struck under Nikis

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Obverse: Silphion plant. Reverse: In incuse circle head of Zeus Ammon to left. In front of head, sprig of ivy.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 435–375 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1316.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.06 gm.

Accession Number

03.981

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins