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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)

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

Mint

Orra, Calabria

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.650

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins