Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Philon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–190 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2023.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.1086

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: In incuse square, a crab above a club.
Inscriptions in Greek above crab and below club.

Provenance

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund