Coin of Lamia with head of nymph

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–190 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Lamia

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.27 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.719

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph right, hair rolled.
Reverse: Herakles kneels to right, shooting arrow.
Before him two birds. Club on ground behind him.
Inscription 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