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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Elymais with bust of Kamnaskires II (?), struck under Kamnaskires III (?)

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Obverse: Bust of Kamnaskires II (?) left, bearded diademed wearing earring and tunic. In field right, inverted trident. Border of dots. Reverse: Male bust (Kamnaskires III?) left, diademed with short round beard; draped. Inscription on four sides and in exergue. (See media screen for Greek...

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By 1926: with Naville & Cie, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica [Naville] auction 12, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 18-23, 1926, lot 2532); by 1935: U.S. Private Collection; April 4, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 48–47 B.C.


Elymais (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2232.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.52 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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