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Silver stater, Aegina, 6th c. BCE (obverse: tortoise; reverse: incuse)

The Wilcox Collection houses a large Greek and Roman coin collection, of which some 60 are on permanent display. The bulk of the collection is in storage but is available for study.


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Nike (Victory) of Samothrace (reduced size)
Modern plaster replica (given to the Wilcox by the KU Department of French and Italian) at a about 1/2 scale of a Greek original of ca. 190 BCE (original is just over 8 ft tall). According to the small metal oval in the back, the cast was purchased from the Caproni Bros. cast company of Boston probably in 1885.

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