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Didrachm of Samothrace with head of Athena, struck under Metrona[ktos]

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing enriched crested helmet, earring and necklace. Reverse: Cybele seated to left, with patera in right hand and scepter in left. Lion beneath feet of high-backed throne, seated to left, on ground lline. Inscriptions in Greek at right and left. (see...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 1325.00 (this is the total price for 60.1295-60.1297)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 280 B.C.

Mint

Samothrace, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 8.34 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

60.1296

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins