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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.


Syros (Aegean Islands)


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

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The Ancient World


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