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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.

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 220–197 B.C.

Mint

Thebes (?), Boiotia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.732

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins