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Coin of Lamia with head of nymph

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Obverse: Head of nymph right, hair rolled. Reverse: Herakles kneels to right, shooting arrow. Before him two birds. Club on ground behind him. 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, Hellenistic Period, 300–190 B.C.

Mint

Lamia, Thessaly

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.27 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.719

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins