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Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Philip II

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Obverse: Draped bust of Philip II right. Countermark: H Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Herakles advancing right with pitchfork, (cleaning the Augean Stables). Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and countermark)

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection; by 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249

Mint

Heraclea Pontica, Bithynia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.375

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins