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Coin of Samos with bust of Herennia Etruscilla

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Obverse: Draped bust of Etruscilla to right, wearing stephane. Crescent behind shoulders. Inscription in Greek. Revese: Cult statue of Samian Hera within tetrastyle temple. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 249–251

Mint

Samos, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 10.91 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2606

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins