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Coin of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon

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Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon right wearing diadem with uraeus-like ornament in center. Reverse: Date-palm tree with fruit; in field: [inscription] to right silphium and crab.

Provenance

By date unknown: E. J. Seltman Collection; purchased by MFA from E. J. Seltman, July 17, 1913, for 5 shillings

Credit Line

Director's Contingent Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–277 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.2 gm.

Accession Number

13.1700

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins