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Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion

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Obverse: Skin of lion's head full front. Reverse: In incuse square, head and neck of bull to right. Beaded square border.

Provenance

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. 1147); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 494–439 B.C.

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1952

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.1050

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins