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Stater of Lokroi Epizephyrioi with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. In field at right, thunderbolt. Reverse: Eagle flying left, with rabbit in talons. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 4, October 1, 1935, lot 386); by 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 8, 1967

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 326–300 B.C.

Mint

Lokroi Epizephyrioi, Bruttium

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.63 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

67.289

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins