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Coin of Boiotia with head of Demeter, struck under Philip V of Macedonia

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Obverse: Head of Demeter, three-quarters right, wearing corn wreath. Reverse: Poseidon stands left, resting right foot on rock and leaning on trident in left hand. Inscription in Greek.


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 220–197 B.C.


Thebes (?), Boiotia


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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