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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 17.24 gm.

Accession Number

04.409

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins