Drachm of Herakleia Pontica with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
364–353 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1367.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm.

Accession Number

01.5523

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, bearded, to left, wearing the lion-skin.
Club below his head.
Reverse: Bull charging left, on a plain exergual line.
Above, an ivy leaf downwards.
Above head of bull: K backwards.
Inscription in Greek above and below bull.

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