Distater of Dikaia with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 490–480 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Dikaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 071.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 18.93 gm.

Accession Number

62.577

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of archaic, bearded Herakles to right, wearing a lion’s skin.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades, Geneva, Switzerland; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 3000.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour