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Tetradrachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Molion

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Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion's skin. Reverse: Club, and bow in case, both poised vertically. Small owl in field at upper left. Inscription in Greek above and below club. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 167.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins