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Tridrachm of Byzantion with infant Herakles strangling snakes

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Obverse: [inscription] Nude youthful Herakles strangling snakes. Reverse: above: A cow to left, right foreleg lifted. Below, a dolphin.

Provenance

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection. By 1906 or earlier: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased from Edward Perry Warren by MFA

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 389–387 B.C.

Mint

Byzantion, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0799.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 11.29 gm.

Accession Number

09.270

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins