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Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Apellas

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin, to right. Reverse: Club above bow and quiver in case; at right above, owl, head facing; above, E P Y; under club, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Cat. Sotheby, Ivanoff Sale, no. 1066; 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. 1118); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 330–300 B.C.


Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1845.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.62 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins