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Coin of Amisos with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Perseus right. Helmet ends in form of vulture's head (?). Reverse: Pegasus, foreleg raised, stands drinking left. Below: monograms and Greek inscription. (see media screen for 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, about 120–63 B.C.


Amisos, Pontus


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 11.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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