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Tetradrachm of Katane with kneeling Amenanos

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Obverse: River-god Amenanos as man-headed bull kneeling right. In exergue: palmette with long tendrils on each side. Reverse: Nike strides left, wearing long chiton and holding fillet in right hand, olive wreath in left. In field: H KAT AN A ON


By date unknown: Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection; by 1990: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (auction of the Hunt Collection, June 21, 1990, lot 226); purchased by MFA at the Sotheby's auction; accessioned by MFA, June 27, 1990

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.


Katane, Sicily


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm. Die Axis: 7

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