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Coin of Tenos with head of Zeus Ammon

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Obverse: Laureate head of young Zeus Ammon right. Reverse: Poseidon stands, head left, holding trident in left hand, dolphin on right. In field left, rose (?). 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 Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.


Tenos (Aegean Islands)


Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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