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Drachm of Herakleia Pontica with head of Herakles

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Coin of Herakleia as in 01.5521, but of finer style. Reverse: Bull butting to left, on a plain exergual line. In field, right, a bunch of grapes. [Greek inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

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, Classical Period, 364–353 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia Pontica, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1368.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.91 gm.

Accession Number

01.5522

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins