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Didrachm of Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium) with head of Achilles, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Head of Achilles left, griffin on his plumed helmet. Below: A. Reverse: Thetis to right on hippocamp, supporting shield of Achilles in her right hand. Inscription in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: with Jean Vinchon, 77 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France (Vinchon auction, Monaco, April 13, 1985, lot 269); purchased at the Jean Vinchon auction by MFA; accessioned May 22, 1985

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 280–277 B.C.


Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium), Epiros (Kingdom)


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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