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Tetradrachm of Samos with head of lion

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Obverse: Skin of lion's head, much worn. Reverse: Fore-part of ox kneeling.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Classical Period, 494–439 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1953.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.822

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins