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Tetrobol: CM.MC.5400-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Aetolia



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -279 - Circa -168

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter 18 mm Weight 8.47 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Athene, right, in crested Corinthian helmet adorned with serpen; plain drop earrings and necklace of pearls.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Aetolia, seated right on pile of Gaulish shields, leaning with right hand on spear and with wreath-bearing Nike, right, on extended left arm; she wears kausia, chlamys, short chiton and endromides left breast bare; right leg forward, left leg drawn back; short plain exergue line; in exergue, club.

  • Text: AIT???N; monogram to left; B to right.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.5400-R
Primary reference Number: 232700
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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