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Didrachm of Salamis with bust of Aphrodite-Astarte, struck under Pny[tagoras]

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Obverse: Draped bust of Aphrodite-Astarte to left, wearing necklace, triple-drop earring, and myrtle wreath. At right: Greek letters. Reverse: Draped bust of Artemis left, wearing necklace and single-drop earring, quiver and bow on right shoulder. Behind [BA].


By 1975: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 16661 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 518, Encino, California (auction, March 20-21, 1975, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, lot 202); 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 9, 1975

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, 351–332 B.C.


Salamis, Cyprus


Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

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