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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 date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection; by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2453); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2824); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2302); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for £ 1,056/13/0 (this is the total cost for 61.187-61.194 including commission)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 190 B.C. or later

Mint

Herakleia-on-the-Latmos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 168.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.67 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins