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Tetradrachm of Etruria with cuttlefish

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Obverse: Cuttlefish emerging from amphora. Below: X. Linear circle around. Reverse: Plain.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (catalogue, Paris, 1913, no. 22 as 2nd known specimen); by date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; October 13, 1965: purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. AG

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Mint

Etruria

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.14 gm.

Accession Number

65.1290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins