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Pentonkion of Mamertinoi with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse: Warrior charges right holding spear and round shield. Greek letter in field at right and Greek inscription at left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 220–200 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Mamertinoi), Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.98 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.671

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins