Tetradrachm of Lokroi Epizephyriori with head of Zeus, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 280–277 B.C.


Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0944.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.790

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus of Dodona, bearded, to left, with crown of oak leaves.
Below: Greek letter alpha.
Reverse: Dione seated sidewise to left on throne with high double back, her right foot drawn back on a footstool; she wears chiton and high crown, draws her himation about her in raised left hand, and holds a sceptre on right shoulder in lowered right hand. Her hair is represented by beaded lines.
Greek inscription at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London auction of the Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 145); by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Late Collector sale, pl. V, 264; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund