Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Philo[...]

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2021.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.95 gm.

Accession Number

01.5614

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion-skin.
Reverse: Female head to left, veiled.
At right: inscription in Greek.
Below: inscription in Greek.

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