Drachm of Akarnania with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
430–400 B.C.


Mint: Akarnania, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0947.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.33 gm.

Accession Number

01.5655

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles almost full-front to left wearing the lion-skin.
Reverse: In incuse square, bow and quiver, combined.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund