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Diobol of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Aitor

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin to left. Reverse: Club above bow and quiver in case; above, [inscription]; in center, [inscription]; at left, erect ear of wheat. (see media screen for 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, Hellenistic Period, 200–133 B.C.

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1846.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1028

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins