Drachm of Herakleia Pontica with head of Dionysos, struck under Dionysios
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1373.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.85 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to left, with long hair, wreathed with ivy.
Below, head of a thyrsos.
Reverse: Young Herakles advancing to left, attaching a spear to a trophy. His lion-skin hangs over his left arm, and his bow and quiver at his side. His club leans against the trophy-pillar.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Plain exergual line.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund