Quadrans of Paestum with head of Poseidon
about 268–89 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Paestum
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.75 gm. Die Axis: 4
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Filleted head of Poseidon right.
At left: series of three dots.
Reverse: Dolphin to right.
Above, caduceus and four dots.
Inscription in Greek below.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour