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Stater of Idalion with Herakles, struck under Baalmelek II

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Obverse: Tyrian Herakles striding right, bearded, nude, with lion's skin over head and hanging down back; lion's tail between his legs; in right hand, raised above head, a club, horizontally; in outstretched left, a bow, vertically; border of dots. Reverse: Lion to right, bringing down a stag...

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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. 1276); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.


Idalion, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2139.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.63 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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