Triens of Vibo Valentia with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 192–89 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Vibo Valentia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.850

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
At left, four pellets (?).
Reverse: Owl facing.
At right, four pellets and star (?).
 VALENTIA

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