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Drachm (?) of the Dyrrhachioi with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, in lion's skin. Reverse: In incuse circle Pegasos prancing to left. In field, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 350–229 B.C.

Mint

Epidamnos (the Dyrrhachioi), Illyricum

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0941.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.788

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins