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Coin of Aesernia with head of Hephaistos (Vulcan)

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Obverse: Head of Hephaistos left, wearing laureate pileus. At right, tongs. Inscription. Reverse: Zeus in biga to right. Inscription. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 263 B.C.

Mint

Aesernia, Samnium

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.637

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins