Coin of Tenos with head of Zeus Ammon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Mint: Tenos (Aegean Islands)

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of young Zeus Ammon right.
Reverse: Poseidon stands, head left, holding trident in left hand, dolphin on right.
In field left, rose (?).
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