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Coin of Patrai with head of Herakles, struck under Metrodoros and Menekleos

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Obverse: Filleted head of Herakles right. Reverse: Athena standing right, holds round shield and spear across body. At right, owl. At left, monogram. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


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, 146–32 B.C.


Patrai, Achaia (Peloponnesos)


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.00 gm. Die Axis: 9

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The Ancient World


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