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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)


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, 300–190 B.C.


Lamia, Thessaly


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

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The Ancient World


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