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Coin of Termessus with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Inscription in Greek. Ancient silver wash on obverse. Reverse: Herakles standing, head to left, holds club in right hand, lion's skin over left shoulder. In field at right: Greek letter theta. Inscription in Greek.


By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXV, no. 145); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 19, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 238–268


Termessus, Pisidia


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 30.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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