Didrachm of Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium) with head of Achilles, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros
Early Hellenistic Period
about 280–277 B.C.
Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium)
Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Achilles left, griffin on his plumed helmet.
Reverse: Thetis to right on hippocamp, supporting shield of Achilles in her right hand.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
By date unknown: with Jean Vinchon, 77 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris, France (Vinchon auction, Monaco, April 13, 1985, lot 269); purchased at the Jean Vinchon auction by MFA; accessioned May 22, 1985
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour