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Drachm of Tabai with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Bearded head of Herakles to right. Border of dots. Reverse: Homonoia (?) standing on short ground line, head to left, holds patera in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 16, no. 47); 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 50- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

Mint

Tabai, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 194.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins