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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1084

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins