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Hemidrachm (?) of Stratonikeia with head of Zeus, struck under Melanthos

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Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to right. Reverse: Incuse square, in which an eagle standing to right, [inscription]; right, [inscription]; and above, [inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]

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, 166–88 B.C. or later

Mint

Stratonikeia, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1991.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.22 gm.

Accession Number

01.5601

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins