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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tauromenion, Sicily

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

66.867

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins