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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)

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

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.837

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins