Drachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Amphidamas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–190 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2025.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.45 gm.

Accession Number

04.1088

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: In shallow incuse, a crab.
Below the crab a snail and an inscription in Greek.
Faint trace of an inscription above the crab.
Beaded square border.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund