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Coin of Aitolian League with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Herakles standing, head right, holding club in right hand, lion's skin in left. Above, jawbone (?). Inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 279–168 B.C.


Aitolian League, Aitolia


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.83 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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