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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Idalion, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins