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Coin of Seriphos with head of Perseus

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Obverse: Head of Perseus right, wearing winged helmet surmounted by vulture's head. Harpa in front? Reverse: Harpa. 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 or Early Imperial Period, about 2nd–1st century B.C.


Seriphos (Aegean Islands)


Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 1.44 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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