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Stater of Phaistos with seated Herakles

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Obverse: Young Herakles seated to left, on lion's skin spread over a low rock; in left hand, club, the end resting on the ground; before him, tree on which hang quiver and bow; behind, large krater. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek at right. Reverse: Bull walking to right, in irregular...

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By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, January 8, 1959, for $ 550.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 380–350 B.C. or later


Phaistos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 123.


Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.63 gm. Die Axis: 9

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins