Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Maximinus I Thrax

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 235–238


Mint: Bithynia, Heraclea Pontica

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.81 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.1501

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Maximinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Hercules standing front, head right, holds bow in left hand.
Two birds in field at right. Lion behind. Bird lies at feet.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 17, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour