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Stater of Phaistos with Herakles

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Obverse: Herakles standing front, looking to right, club in right hand, bow in left. In field left, lion's skin; at right, snake and tree. Reverse: Within wreath, bull to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 431–300 B.C.

Mint

Phaistos, Crete

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1984.817

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins