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Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Pelopides

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Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, in lion-skin. Reverse: Club and bow in case. Left, an owl; in middle, [inscription]; right, [inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1844.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.58 gm.

Accession Number

01.5590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins