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Hemidrachm of the Oitaioi (Oeta) with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of lion in partial profile to left, a spearhead on his mouth. Reverse: Nude Herakles full front, holding his club obliquely in both hands; at left, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 710); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren,

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–344 B.C.


The Oitaioi (Oeta), Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0911.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.68 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins