Coin of Leukas with bust of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 168 B.C.


Mint: Akarnania (Islands off), Leukas

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.36 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.725

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Herakles, wearing lion-skin, to right.
Reverse: Within oak wreath, club.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below. Monogram below.

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