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Drachm of Plarasa and Aphrodisias with bust of Aphrodite

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Obverse: Within a circle of dots bust of Aphrodite, veiled, and wearing stephané, and earring. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt to left. Inscriptions in Greek.

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, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

Mint

Plarasa and Aphrodisias, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1990.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.46 gm.

Accession Number

01.5595

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins