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Tetrobol of Kos with head of Asklepios, struck under Nikon

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Obverse: Head of Asklepos, laureate to right. Reverse: In incuse square, [inscription], coiled serpent, with head raised to right, [inscription]. Outside of square, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Early 2nd–1st century B.C.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.72 gm.

Accession Number

01.5615

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins