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Stater of Thebes with Boiotian shield

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Obverse: Boiotian shield with inner rim. Reverse: In incuse square infant Herakles, kneeling to left, a serpent in each raised hand. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Photiades Collection (Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, no. 433, according to Brett catalogue entry); 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. 783); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 446–426 B.C.


Thebes, Boiotia (Federal Coinage)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1000.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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