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Didrachm of Skyros with fig leaf between two goats

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Obverse: Two goats heraldically opposed, back-to-back, heads toward center; between them, a five-lobed fig leaf; ground line. Reverse: Stellate design, two three-lobed leaves and two rays opposed; in center, globule; between members of star pattern, four globules; incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Seltman Collection; said to have been acquired through Mrs. Brett; February 6, 1930: purchased by MFA for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 485–480 B.C.

Mint

Skyros, Thessaly (Islands off )

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0936.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.10 gm.

Accession Number

30.53

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins