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Stater of Volci (?) with winged Gorgon

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Obverse: Winged Gorgon running to left, head with wide open mouth facing, wearing a thin, pleated chiton and holding a snake in both outsretched hands. Reverse: Archaic wheel with long cross-bar and four struts. Inscription in two groups of two letters between struts of wheel above and below...

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Provenance

By date unkown with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA at Numismatica Ars Classica auction 18, March 29, 2000, lot 1; approved by MFA Committee on the Collections, May 24, 2000

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 475–450 B.C.

Mint

Volci (?), Etruria

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2000.634

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins