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Drachm of Chalkis with head of celestial Hera

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Obverse: Head of celestial Hera to right, with earring and dotted necklace. (She is the lunar deity, worshipped on Mt. Dirphys.) Reverse: Eagle flying upwards with serpent in beak and talons striking at eagle's head and coiled around its tail. At right, trophy with shield at right. All within...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 369–338 B.C.

Mint

Chalkis, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.44 gm.

Accession Number

11.1786

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins