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Quadrans of Paestum with head of Poseidon

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Obverse: Filleted head of Poseidon right. At left: series of three dots. Reverse: Dolphin to right. Above, caduceus and four dots. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


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 268–89 B.C.


Paestum, Lucania


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.75 gm. Die Axis: 4

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The Ancient World


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