Drachm of Chalkis with head of celestial Hera

Greek
Classical Period
369–338 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Chalkis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1020.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.44 gm.

Accession Number

11.1786

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of celestial Hera to right, with earring and dotted necklace.
Reverse: Eagle flying upwards with serpent in beak and talons striking at eagle’s head and coiled around its tail.
At right, trophy with shield at right.
Inscription in Greek.
All within round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund