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Tridrachm of Ephesos with Herakles strangling snakes

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Obverse: Infant Herakles strangling two snakes. Greek legend. Reverse: Bee. Greek legend.

Provenance

By late 1950s or early 1960s: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr., who had acquired the tridrachm in London (Spink & Son); March 22, 2000: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 394–387 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.31 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2000.551

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins