Quadrans of Brundisium with head of Poseidon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 217–200 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Brundisium

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.54 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

65.649

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right. Trident behind.
Below: series of three dots. At left, Nike with wreath.
Reverse: Youth on dolphin to left. He holds lyre in left hand, Nike, with wreath, right.
Below: BR VN with a total of three dots below the legend.

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