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Coin of Mytilene with head of Zeus Ammon

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Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: On prow, Dionysiac herm, facing, in right hand, bunch of grapes. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1982: with Jeffrey Spier, P. O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, January 12, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 253–268

Mint

Mytilene (Lesbos), Asia: Aeolis (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.57 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.20

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins