Didrachm of the Oitaioi (Oeta) with head of lion

Greek
Hellenistic Period
196–146 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, The Oitaioi (Oeta)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0914.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 6.62 gm.

Accession Number

00.208

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a lion with a spear-head in its mouth. Field flat and plain, quite broad.
Reverse: Herakles standing full front, resting right hand upon his inverted club, his lion-skin slung over his left arm.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund