Didrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Zoilos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
Early 2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2026.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.58 gm.

Accession Number

04.1089

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund