Hemidrachm of Skotoussa with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
450–380 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Skotoussa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0930.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.52 gm.

Accession Number

04.781

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right, in lion’s skin.
Reverse: Forepart of horse grazing to right.
Inscription in Greek below.

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 530 [partial, not illustrated); 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. 725); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund