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Coin of Leukas with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Prow of galley left on which Nike in quadriga (?). Inscriptions in Greek. (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, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Leukas, Akarnania (Islands off)


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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