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Tetrobol of Histiaia with head of maenad

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Obverse: Head of a maenad with wreath of vine leaves and grapes, pointed earring, dotted necklace and net at the back of her head. Reverse: Nymph Histiaia seated to right on the stern of a galley, holding a naval standard with her left hand, her right hand resting on the stern. She wears a...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 340 B.C. or later

Mint

Histiaia, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1033.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.63 gm.

Accession Number

00.246

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins