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Coin of Kingdom of Galatia with head of Herakles, struck under Amyntas

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Obverse: Head of Herakles, bearded, to right. Behind, club and Greek letter. Reverse: Lion walking right. Inscription in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, October 10, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht

Greek, Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 36–25 B.C.

Mint

Galatia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.45 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.1248

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins