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Coin of Lakedaimon (Sparta) with bust of Lykourgos

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Obverse: Bearded, filleted bust of Lycurgus right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Wreath, within which club and caduceus. Inscription in Greek in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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, Hellenistic Period, After 146 B.C.


Lakedaimon (Sparta), Lakonia


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.34 gm. Die Axis: 9

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The Ancient World


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