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Trihemidrachm of Samos with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Lion protome facing; border of dots. Reverse: Forepart of a humped bovine to right. Sprig of olive below snout; trident beneath forelegs. Krater at left (?) Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1963: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 205–129 B.C.

Mint

Samos, Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.57 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1519

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins