Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Nikon
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2024.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: In circular depression, a crab above a club.
Inscriptions in Greek above the crab and below the club.
Beaded square border.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1191); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund