Coin of Patrai with head of Herakles, struck under Metrodoros and Menekleos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
146–32 B.C.


Mint: Achaia (Peloponnesos), Patrai

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.00 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.755

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Herakles right.
Reverse: Athena standing right, holds round shield and spear across body.
At right, owl. At left, monogram.
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