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Coin of Messana with head of Poseidon

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon, laureate, to left; hair long; border of dots. Inscription in Greek, naming the god. Reverse: Trident-head, ornamented with volutes and leaves, palmettes between the prongs, flanked by dolphins downwards; border of dots. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 357–287 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0298.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.89 gm.

Accession Number

97.408

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins