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Coin of Orra with bust of Aphrodite

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Obverse: Draped bust of Aphrodite right, wearing wreath of myrtle (?). Reverse: Eros advancing right, playing lyre. At left: series of five dots. At right: ORRA (see media screen)


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, Hellenistic Period, about 200–89 B.C.


Orra, Calabria


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.58 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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