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Coin of the Brettioi with head of Nike

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Obverse: Diademed head of Nike left wearing earring and necklace, hair tied with fillet behind. At right, ear of corn. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus advances right holding thunderbolt in raised right hand, sceptre in left. Beneath, star. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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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 282–203 B.C.

Mint

The Brettioi, Bruttium

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.655

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins