Coin with head of Zeus

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–250 B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Tralles

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.77 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.770

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to right.
Reverse: Bull standing to left, head to front.
In exergue: magistrate’s name, all within encircling maeander border.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America