Didrachm of Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium) with head of Achilles, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 280–277 B.C.


Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Lokroi Epizephyriori (Bruttium)

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1985.235

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Achilles left, griffin on his plumed helmet.
Below: A.
Reverse: Thetis to right on hippocamp, supporting shield of Achilles in her right hand.
Inscription in Greek above and below.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour