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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Karystos, Euboia


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

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The Ancient World


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