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Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Zoilos

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


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Early 2nd–1st century B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2026.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.58 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins