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Triens of Paestum with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wearing wreath. At left: four dots and three wheat ears joined (?). Reverse: Cornucopia. At left: four dots. At right: inscription in Greek. (see media screen)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 268–89 B.C.


Paestum, Lucania


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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