Coin of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
295–272 B.C.


Mint: Epiros (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.73 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.721

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena left.
At right, thunderbolt.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, ear of corn.
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