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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)

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, about 120–63 B.C.

Mint

Amisos, Pontus

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.770

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins