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Coin of Kardia with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of corn. Reverse: Forepart of lion to left, tearing prey. Below, barleycorn. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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, Classical Period, Before 323 B.C.

Mint

Kardia, Thracian Chersonesos

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.43 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.712

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins