Coin of Heraclea Pontica with bust of Philip II

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249


Mint: Bithynia, Heraclea Pontica

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.87 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.375

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Philip II right.
Countermark: H
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Herakles advancing right with pitchfork (cleaning the Augean Stables).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1957: Hans von Aulock Collection; by 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour