Coin of Aesernia with head of Hephaistos (Vulcan)
After 263 B.C.
Mint: Samnium, Aesernia
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.94 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Hephaistos left, wearing laureate pileus.
At right, tongs.
Reverse: Zeus in biga to right.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour