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Tetrobol of Arados with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Prow to left, with Athena "Promachos" as figurehead, advancing to left. Above, two Greek letters. Phoenician script below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1961: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, October 11, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 130–110 B.C.

Mint

Arados, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 298.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 2.43 gm.

Accession Number

61.1087

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins