Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Zoilos
Early 2nd–1st century B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2026.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.58 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to right of full front.
Reverse: In slight 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; September 1904:
purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund