User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Diobol of Herakleia with head of Athena

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Athena wearing crested helmet. Reverse: Herakles nude, strangling the lion. In field, between them: Greek letter.

Provenance

Source unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1915

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Classical Period, 432–380 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 0.95 gm.

Accession Number

15.192

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins