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Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head facing; border of dots. [inscription] Reverse: Iokastos seated on stool, leaning forward; bearded, hair at back rolled; upper body nude, lower with himation; right leg straight, left leg drawn back behind leg of stool; olive wreath border tied below. Inscription in Greek in...

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From the Sparkes sale, 1880, no. 244 (according to Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 171 but not included in the Brett catalogue entry); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, no. 171); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 462–430 B.C.


Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0202.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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