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Drachm of Kingdom of Numidia with head of Jugurtha

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Obverse: Laureate head of Jugurtha to left. Reverse: Elephant right. Phoenician letter below. (see media screen for Phoenician letter)

Provenance

By 1968: with Bank Leu & Co., A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; November 5, 1968: purchased from Bank Leu & Co., A.G. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, November 13, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 118–106 B.C.

Mint

Numidia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.731

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins