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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)


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, Classical Period, Before 323 B.C.


Kardia, Thracian Chersonesos


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

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The Ancient World


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