Coin of Samos with head of Hera

Greek
Classical Period
about 394–365 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 2.71 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.789

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera left, wearing stephane, necklace and earring.
Reverse: Lion’s scalp.

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