Coin of Hipponium with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 296 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Hipponium

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 gm. Weight: 8.59 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.657

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike stands, head left, holding scepter in left hand, wreath (?) in right.
Inscription in Greek.

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