Drachm with head of Poseidon
about 213–205 B.C.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.23 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The Ancient World
Obverse: Diademed head of Poseidon to left.
Trident behind neck, dolphin below.
Reverse: Amphitrite on hippocamp to right, steadying small standing Eros, who is about to shoot bow to left.
In field right, star; at left, small Greek letter gamma.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 13 [Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig], Hotel Baur au Lac, 8022 Zurich, October 8, 1998, lot 183); purchased on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa.17608; December 16, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour