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Tetradrachm of Tenedos with janiform head

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Obverse: Janiform head: laureate Zeus to left, Hera with stephane to right. Reverse: Within laurel wreath, double axe. In field at left, a bunch of grapes. At right, cista mystica? topped by two stars. Split in striking and slightly double-struck. Inscription in Greek above axe. Monogram in...

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By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2288); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 2742); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2216); by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 8, 1965: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 189 B.C. or later


Tenedos, Troas (Islands off)


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 16.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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