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Tetradrachm of Lokroi Epizephyriori with head of Zeus, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Head of Zeus of Dodona, bearded, to right, with crown of oak leaves. Below: Greek letter alpha. Reverse: Dione seated sidewise to left on throne with high double back, her right foot drawn back on a footstool; she wears chiton and high crown, draws her himation about her in raised...

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By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London auction of the Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 145); by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Late Collector sale, pl. V, 264; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 280–277 B.C.


Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium), Epiros (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0944.


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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