Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Molion

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1842.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1026

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, in lion’s skin.
Reverse: Club above horizontal bow and quiver in case.
In field at right an owl sideways, head downwards.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below club; monogram below at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund