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Hemidrachm of Herakleia Pontica with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to left in lion's skin. Reverse: In incuse circle, club above bow and quiver. Above, [inscription]; below, [inscription]; crescent at right. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 364–353 B.C.


Herakleia Pontica, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1369.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.46 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins