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Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Nikon

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin to right. Reverse: In circular depression, a crab. Above, [inscription]; below, a club over [inscription]. Beaded square border. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1191); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–190 B.C.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.1087

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins