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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Volci (?), Etruria


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

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins