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Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Xanthippos

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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)

Provenance

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, 366–300 B.C.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2017.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.22 gm.

Accession Number

01.5611

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins