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Hemidrachm of the Oitaioi (Oeta) with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of a lion 3/4 left, with a spear-head in its mouth. Reverse: Nude, youthful Herakles, laureate?, standing full front, left leg bent, holding his club across both arms. [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–344 B.C.

Mint

The Oitaioi (Oeta), Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0912.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

00.207

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins