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Triens of Rhegion with heads of the Dioskouroi

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Obverse: Head of Dioskouroi to right. Stars above. At left, spearhead. Reverse: Aesculapius stands, head to left, holding knotted staff in left hand, branch in right. Bird on right wrist. At left: III Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for 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: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.661

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins