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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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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Tenedos, Troas (Islands off)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.1673

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins