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Stater of Herakleia Pontica with head of Dionysos, struck under Timotheos and Dionysios

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Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to left, with long hair, wreathed with ivy. Below, a thyrsos. Reverse: Young Herakles advancing to left on tiptoe, attaching a spear to a trophy. His lion-skin hangs over his left arm, and his bow and quiver at his side. His club leans against the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 345–337 B.C.

Mint

Herakleia Pontica, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1371.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.52 gm.

Accession Number

01.5524

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins