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Hemidrachm (?) of the Brettioi with head of Apollo

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[inscription] Obverse: Head of Apolla, laureate, to right; hair long. In field, left, a lyre. Border of dots. Reverse: Artemis, standing facing, head and right leg to left; hair in knot on top of head; short chiton, boots, and quiver at right shoulder; in extended right hand, an arrow; in drawn...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

The Brettioi, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0164.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.22 gm.

Accession Number

00.87

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins