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Coin of Tauromenion with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Filleted head of Herakles right. Monogram at left. Reverse: Bull butting right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


By date unknown: Richard J. Graham Collection; by 1966: with Jacques Schulman N.V., Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam (auction of the Richard J. Graham Collection, June 8-10, 1966, Carlton Hotel Amsterdam, lot 1119); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 9, 1966

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 275–210 B.C.


Tauromenion, Sicily


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.15 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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