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Didrachm of Cales with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Corinthian helmet to left, border of dots. Reverse: A cock standing to right; at left, an eight-pointed star; border of dots. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 268 B.C.

Mint

Cales, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0022.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 6.96 gm.

Accession Number

95.100

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins