Didrachm of Epirote League with heads of Zeus and Dione

Greek
Hellenistic Period
238–168 B.C.


Mint: Epiros, Epirote League

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 089.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 10.05 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

59.289

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Jugate busts to right of Zeus with oak wreath and Dione with stephane, wreath and enriched chiton.
In the field at the left, a monogram.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull butting to right, head facing, all in an oak wreath. Below the wreath, head of a trident to right.
Inscription within wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, no. 1119); by 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 194); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 14, 1959, for $ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour