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Didrachm of the Brettian League with busts of the Dioskouroi

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Obverse: Busts of the Dioskouroi to right, jugate; each with laureate pileus, above which eight-pointed star; short hair, beardless; chlamys buttoned on right shoulder; left, cornucopiae. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek in left field. Reverse: Dioskouroi on horses prancing right; each...

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By date unknown: H. Hyman Montagu Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Montagu Collection, no. 65); by 1897: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 216–203 B.C.


Rhegion (probably), Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0162.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.55 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins