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Coin of Corinth with head of Aphrodite, struck under Q. Caecilius Niger and C. Heius Pamphilus

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing a necklace, with her hair gathered back and tied. CO[RINT] Reverse: Bellerophon on Pegasos right, with spear in right hand, striking at Chimaera to left beneath him. [Q.]CAECIL.NIGR/C.HIEORPAM Below: IIVIR

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Late Republican Period, 34–31 B.C.

Mint

Corinth, Achaea: Peloponnese

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.54 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.2967

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins