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Stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Zeus, struck under Alexander

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Obverse: Head of Zeus, crowned with oak, to right. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Thunderbolt. At left, eagle to left. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, upwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1934: with Ars Classica S.A., 31, Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (Ars Classica auction 17, October 3ff., 1934, lot 445); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 1649); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett collection, part 6, lot 1498); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19,1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 540.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 334–332 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Calabria) (?), Epiros (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.660

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins