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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].

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Salamis, Cyprus

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1975.294

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins