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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.


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.


Peparethos, Thessaly (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins