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Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Ag[...] (or Ap[...])

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Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right in lion's skin. Reverse: Female head to left with veil over head. [inscription] below; at right, [inscription]. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 366–300 B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2020.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.63 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins