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Didrachm of the Oitaioi (Oeta) with head of lion

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Obverse: Like 00.207, but larger. Field flat and plain, quite broad. Reverse: Herakles standing full front, resting right hand upon his inverted club, his lion-skin slung over his left arm. [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 196–146 B.C.

Mint

The Oitaioi (Oeta), Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0914.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.62 gm.

Accession Number

00.208

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins