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Stater of Herakleia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, with earrings, necklace and a crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a Skylla hurling a stone to right. Die flaw below chin. Inscription in Greek in front. Reverse: Herakles standing facing, nude; right hand grasping handle of club downwards, in extended left,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 330 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0098.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm.

Accession Number

00.81

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins