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Quincunx of Rhegion with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left, with griffin on helmet. At right: A Reverse: Athena standing to left, holds spear in left hand with shield at her feet. On right hand she holds Nike bearing a trophy. In field at left, thunderbolt and Greek letter. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for...

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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 203–89 B.C.

Mint

Rhegion, Bruttium

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 5.69 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.662

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins