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Tetradrachm of Rhegion with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion mask, facing. Border of dots. Reverse: Head of Apollo to right, wearing laurel wreath. Behind, olive twig; in front, "swastika". Inscription in Greek in front. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1956: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 27, 1956, lot 56); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co's Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for $ 2,875.00 (this is the total price of 58.956-58.959)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Mint

Rhegion, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 019.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.25 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

58.957

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins