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Hemidrachm of Skotoussa with head of Herakles

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Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right, in lion's skin. Reverse: Forepart of horse grazing to right. Below, [inscription].


By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 530 [partial, not illustrated); 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. 725); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–380 B.C.


Skotoussa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0930.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.52 gm.

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The Ancient World


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