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Drachm (?) of the Brettioi with the head of Amphitrite (?)

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Obverse: Head of Amphitrite (?) right in stephane and veil; hair on forehead rolled; pointed earring, and necklace; at shoulder, lotus-tipped scepter, below which dolphin downwards; border of dots. Reverse: Poseidon standing left; right foot on wreathed basis; right arm resting on right thigh; left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of Northwick Collection, cat. no. 145 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 165); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 134); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 216–203 B.C. (?)

Mint

The Brettioi, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0165.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.383

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins