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Coin of Saitta with bust of Hercules

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Obverse: Bust of young Hercules to right, club behind shoulder. Reverse: Isis standing, head left, holds sistrum in right hand, situla in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211–268

Mint

Saitta, Asia: Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.91 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1196

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins