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Triens of Vibo Valentia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. At left, four pellets (?). Reverse: Owl facing. At right, four pellets and star (?). VALENTIA (see media screen for obv. pellets)


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 192–89 B.C.


Vibo Valentia, Bruttium


Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 5

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The Ancient World


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