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Tetradrachm of Samos with lion's scalp

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Obverse: The skin of a lion's head, full front. Reverse: Head and shoulders of an ox, kneeling, profile to right. Field, olive-branch left, above [Greek letters].

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, about 450–440 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1958.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.819

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins