Obol of Stymphalos with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
430–420 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Stymphalos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1268.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.82 gm.

Accession Number

01.5507

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right, wearing lion-skin.
Reverse: Head of a bird to right, with crest and long neck.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund