Quincunx of Rhegion with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 203–89 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 5.69 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.662

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left, with griffin on helmet.
At right: Greek letter.
Reverse: Athena standing to left, holds spear in left hand with shield at her feet. On right hand she holds Nike bearing a trophy.
In field at left, thunderbolt and Greek letter.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right.

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