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Quadrans of Brundisium with head of Poseidon

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Obverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right. Trident behind. Below: series of three dots. At left, Nike with wreath. Reverse: Youth on dolphin to left. He holds lyre in left hand, Nike, with wreath, right. Below: BR VN with a total of three dots below the legend. (see media screen)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 217–200 B.C.


Brundisium, Calabria


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.54 gm. Die Axis: 2

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The Ancient World


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