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Coin of Larissa with head of Achilles

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Obverse: Head of Achilles left. Reverse: Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding inscribed shield. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription and inscription on shield)


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, Early Hellenistic Period, 302–286 B.C.


Larissa, Thessaly


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.08 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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