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Stater of Herakleia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenian helmet with winged griffin to right, on bowl; hair turned up under neckpiece of helmet, few loose locks hanging below neck. Inscription in Greek at right. Reverse: In round incuse, Herakles nude, standing facing, upper body twisted right,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 61); June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 390–340 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm.

Accession Number

10.239

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins