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Socrates. - There are two contorniate medals which bear, what are said to be, portraits of this great philosopher. One of these is taken from Ursinus by Havercamp. His name is given in Greek characters, and his head is naked and beared. What was the reverse of this medal is not stated. The other is published by Pedrusi from the Farnese Museum and on the obverse of which is a bearded head, but with no epigraph added. "I cannot (says Eckhel) discover on what grounds he should have ventured to pronounce this a head of Socrates."
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