Coin of Aitolian League with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
279–168 B.C.


Mint: Aitolia, Aitolian League

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.83 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.729

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Herakles standing, head right, holding club in right hand, lion’s skin in left.
Above, jawbone (?).
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour