Triens of Rhegion with heads of the Dioskouroi

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 203–89 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.661

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dioskouroi to right.
Stars above. At left, spearhead.
Reverse: Aesculapius stands, head to left, holding knotted staff in left hand, branch in right. Bird on right wrist.
At left: IIIl
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