Sextans of the Brettioi with head of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 282–203 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, The Brettioi

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 16.30 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.654

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin right.
Reverse: Bellona, to right, fighting with spear and shield.
At right, plow (?).
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