Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Pelopides

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


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1844.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.58 gm.

Accession Number

01.5590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, in lion-skin.
Reverse: Club and bow in case.
At left, an owl.
Inscriptions in Greek in the center and at right. Monogram below.

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