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Tetradrachm of Syros with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Wreathed head of Demeter right, wearing triple-pendant earring. Reverse: Within laurel wreath, the two Kabeiri (Dioskouroi) stand facing, spears in outer hands, inner hands lowered. Star above each head. At right: monogram. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1985: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Mint

Syros (Aegean Islands)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1986.246

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins