Drachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of Herakles, struck under Lysimachos

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–298 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Kingdom), Lampsakos (Mysia)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0822.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm.

Accession Number

11.1773

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, beardless and wearing lionskin.
Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, holding eagle on right hand.
Below, forepart of Pegasos above forepart of a lion. Torch under throne.
Inscription in Greek at right and below throne.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund