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Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Gnosidikos

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Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion's skin to right. Reverse: In incuse square, a crab. Across claws, [inscription]. Below, [inscription] above bow in case. Beaded square border. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–190 B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2022.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.33 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins