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Drachm of Arados with marine deity

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Obverse: Marine deity to right, holding a dolphin in each hand. [inscription] Border of circular links. Reverse: Within a dotted, incuse square, a galley, with a winged sea-horse to right beneath. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Arados, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2198.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.51 gm.

Accession Number

01.5650

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins