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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)


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.


Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins