Drachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Aristandros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
Early 2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2027.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.92 gm.

Accession Number

04.1090

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: In incuse square, a crab above a club.
Inscriptions in Greek above the crab, at right, and below the club.

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