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Didrachm of Ioulis with head of Aristaios

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Obverse: Head of Aristaios, laureate, to right. Bearded and with thick hair, brushed forward on head. Reverse: A bee. In field, left, head of the dog Sirius; below, KI. [Greek inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300 B.C.

Mint

Ioulis, Keos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.16 gm.

Accession Number

01.5514

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins