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Stater of Polyrhenion with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek at right. Reverse: Bull's head facing, with fillets. Below, arrowhead. Border of dots. Inscriptions in Greek around, top, at left and at right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, September 18, 1958, for $ 150.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–280 B.C.

Mint

Polyrhenion, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 128.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.707

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins