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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)


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 203–89 B.C.


Rhegion, Bruttium


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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