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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Syracuse (Sicily), Epiros (Kingdom)


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

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The Ancient World


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