Coin of Lakedaimon (Sparta) with bust of Lykourgos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 146 B.C.


Mint: Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta)

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.34 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.759

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded, filleted bust of Lycurgus right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Wreath, within which club and caduceus.
Inscription in Greek in field.

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