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Hemidrachm of Aitolian League with head of Aitolia

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Obverse: Head of Aetolia to right, wearing earring and petasos. Behind the head, [inscription] Reverse: Boar at bay, to right. Between the hindlegs [inscription]. In exergue, a spearhead, pointing to right. Above [inscription]. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 279–168 B.C.

Mint

Aitolian League, Aitolia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0953.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.40 gm.

Accession Number

97.413

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins