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Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head facing; oliive twig at left; border of dots. Reverse: Iokastos sitting upright; hair short; left leg crossed over right; left arm resting on seat; below stool, duck standing left; olive wreath around. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Subhi Pacha auction, Cat. Sotheby, no. 411 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 203); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 169); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–387 B.C.


Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0203.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins