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Coin of Philippoi with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Tripod. In field at left, ear of corn. Greek letter at left below. Inscription in Greek at right. (see media screen for inscription and Greek letter)

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, Late Classical Period, 359–336 B.C.

Mint

Philippoi, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 6.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.696

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins