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Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Athanion

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Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to left, in a lion-skin cap which does not cover his neck. Reverse: Within a dotted square in an incuse square, [inscription]; crab and club. Below the club, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 357–330 B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2018.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.32 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins