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Coin of Leukas with bust of Herakles

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Obverse: Bust of Herakles, wearing lion-skin, to right. Reverse: Within oak wreath, club. Inscriptions in Greek around and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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, After 168 B.C.

Mint

Leukas, Akarnania (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.36 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.725

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins