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Stater of Tylisos with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera to right, with long hair, wearing earring and stephane with palmette pattern. Reverse: Apollo standing to left, holding bow in left hand and goat's head in right; by right foot a small tree. Ground line. At right (retrograde), inscription in Greek. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 5, 1958, for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Mint

Tylisos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 131.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.22 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

58.523

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins