Diobol of Herakleia with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
432–380 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Herakleia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0096.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.335

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Beardless head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s scalp.
Reverse: Within round incuse, lion running right, left foreleg raised; double ground line.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 59); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund