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Triens of Rhegion with busts of the Dioskouroi

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Obverse: Draped busts of Dioskouroi right wearing laureate pilei. Reverse: Hermes standing, head left, holds branch in right hand, caduceus in left. In field at left, cornucopia and III. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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 203–89 B.C.

Mint

Rhegion, Bruttium

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.663

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins