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Tetradrachm of Herakleia-on-the-Latmos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and triple-crested helmet with horse protomes and Pegasus. Reverse: Club, with owl below. Monograms, left and right. All in olive wreath. Inscription in Greek above club. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monograms)

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 485); March 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 115.00.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 180 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia-on-the-Latmos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 169.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.161

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins