Drachm of Epidauros with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 323–240 B.C.


Mint: Argolis (Peloponnesos), Epidauros

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 106.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 4.46 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.1135

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Border of dots.
Rev: Asklepios seated to left, holding a scepter in his left hand, the right extended over the head of a coiled snake. Beside him, a dog lying to the right.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and below seat.
Border of dots.

Provenance

1905: said to be from the Rhousopoulos Collection and to be with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich (Hirsch auction 13, May 15ff., 1905, lot 2725); by date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 118); by December 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 705.60

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour