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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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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. 0163.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.36 gm.

Accession Number

00.86

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins