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Hemidrachm (?) of the Brettioi with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, on bowl, a griffin leaping to right; hair long, tied on nape of neck; pointed earring; dotted necklace; dotted border. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Eagle stands to left on thunderbolt, with raised wings. In field,...

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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. (?)


The Brettioi, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0163.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.36 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins