Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Ag[...] (or Ap[...])

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
366–300 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1084

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right in lion’s skin.
Reverse: Female head to left with veil over head.
Inscriptions in Greek below and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren;
purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund