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Tetradrachm of Peparethos with bunch of grapes

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Obverse: Bunch of grapes. Border of dots. Reverse: Head of bearded Herakles in lion's scalp to left; hair on forehead and beard dotted; dotted square border, all within incuse square.

Provenance

Said to be from the Cos Hoard found about 1891; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 530–500 B.C.

Mint

Peparethos, Thessaly (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0935.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

04.1266

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins