Quadrans of Paestum with head of Poseidon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 268–89 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Paestum

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.75 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

65.652

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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