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Tridrachm of Rhodes with Herakles strangling snakes

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Obverse: Nude youthful Herakles kneeling to right strangling snakes. Reverse: A rose seen from the side. [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 394–390 (?) B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm.

Accession Number

09.283

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins