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Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Phannothemis

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, in lion's skin. Reverse: Club above bow and quiver in case; in left field an owl. Above, E P Y; in center, [inscription], monogram at left below. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1843.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.1027

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins