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1/2 stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Artemis, struck under Pyrrhos

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to right, wearing earring and necklace. Quiver behind her shoulder. In field at left, torch. Reverse: Nike flying left, carrying a trophy in her left hand and a wreath in her right. In field at left, thunderbolt. Legend in Greek.

Provenance

By 1988: with Münzhandlung Lanz, Maximiliansplatz 10, Munich, Germany, auction 46, lot 116; by 1996: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, auction 65, May 21, 1996, lot 109; by 2000: with Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, London and M & M Numismatics Ltd, Washington, DC (The New York Sale, Auction III, New York Marriott World Trade Center, December 7, 2000, lot 107); purchased on behalf of MFA at The New York Sale, Auction III by Antiqua Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; purchased by MFA from Antiqua Inc., January 24, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 278–276 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse (Sicily), Epiros (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

2000.1041

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins