Coin of Orra with bust of Aphrodite

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–89 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Orra

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.58 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

65.650

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Aphrodite right, wearing wreath of myrtle (?).
Reverse: Eros advancing right, playing lyre.
At left: series of five dots. At right: ORRA

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