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Coin of Thespiai with veiled female head

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Obverse: Laureate, veiled female head wearing modius, to right. Reverse: Within laurel wreath, lyre and inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 146–27 B.C.

Mint

Thespiai, Boiotia

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.734

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins