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Coin of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left. At right, thunderbolt. Reverse: Within oak wreath, ear of corn. 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, 295–272 B.C.

Mint

Epiros (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.73 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.721

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins