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Coin of Peltae with head of Demos as Hercules

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Obverse: Head of Demos as Herakles in lionskin right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Horseman right, spear in raised left hand. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1982: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., Suite 1100, 1050 Seventeenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Waddell Auction 1, Barbizon Plaza Hotel, 106 Central Park South, New York, December 9, 1982, lot 396); by 1983: with Jeffrey Spier, P.O. Box 1082, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101; purchased by MFA from Jeffrey Spier, April 13, 1983

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 138–192

Mint

Peltae, Asia: Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 8.01 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1983.175

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins