Didrachm of Ioulis with head of Aristaios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300 B.C.


Mint: Keos (Aegean Islands), Ioulis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1287.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.16 gm.

Accession Number

01.5514

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aristaios, laureate, to right, bearded and with thick hair, brushed forward on head.
Reverse: A bee.
In field, left, head of the dog Sirius.
Greek inscriptions at right and below bee.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund