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Didrachm of Paros with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter to right, veiled and wearing a corn wreath. Reverse: In wreath of ivy, with leaves and berries, inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 2628); 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1. (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 9, May 26, 1959, lot 2096); purchased by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London at Glendining & Co. auction, May 26, 1959; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 417/10/0 (this is the total price for 59.480-59.482)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Paros (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 133.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.481

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins