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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Paestum, Lucania

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.653

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins