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Coin of Philippoi with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Tripod. In field at left, ear of corn. Greek letter at left below. Inscription in Greek at right. (see media screen for inscription and Greek letter)


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, Late Classical Period, 359–336 B.C.


Philippoi, Macedonia


Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 6.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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