Drachm (?) of the Dyrrhachioi with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
350–229 B.C.


Mint: Illyricum, Epidamnos (the Dyrrhachioi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0941.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.788

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, in lion’s skin.
Reverse: In incuse circle Pegasos prancing to left.
Inscription in Greek in field.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 732); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund