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Coin of Karystos with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lionskin, right. Reverse: Bull's head facing, bound with fillet. Inscription in Greek above and monogram to right. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 196–146 B.C.

Mint

Karystos, Euboia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.842

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins