Coin of the Brettioi with head of Nike

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 282–203 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.655

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed head of Nike left wearing earring and necklace, hair tied with fillet behind. At right, ear of corn.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Zeus advances right holding thunderbolt in raised right hand, sceptre in left. Beneath, star.
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