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Coin of Argos with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera right, wearing stephane wtih floral ornaments. Reverse: Pillar fountain (?). At right: palm. Inscriptions in Greek in field. (see media screen for Greek 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, 228–146 B.C.

Mint

Argos, Argolis (Peloponnesos)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.10 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.760

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins