Coin of Aesernia with head of Hephaistos (Vulcan)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 263 B.C.


Mint: Samnium, Aesernia

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.637

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hephaistos left, wearing laureate pileus.
At right, tongs.
Inscription.
Reverse: Zeus in biga to right.
 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