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Diobol of Herakleia with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Beardless head of Herakles right, wearing lion's scalp. Reverse: Within round incuse, lion running right, left foreleg raised; double ground line. Inscription in Greek above.

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. 59); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 432–380 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0096.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.335

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins