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Coin of Myra with bust of Artemis

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Obverse: Bust of Artemis to right wearing stephane and necklace. Bow and quiver behind. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Stag stands right. In field left, hemhem crown. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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, Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period, about 81 B.C. or later

Mint

Myra, Lycia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.798

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins