Stater of Herakleia Pontica with head of Dionysos, struck under Dionysios

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
337–305 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1372.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.30 gm.

Accession Number

01.5525

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to left, with long hair, wreathed with ivy.
Below, a thyrsos with fillet..
Reverse: Young Herakles advancing to left, attaching a spear to a trophy. His lion-skin hangs over his left arm, and his bow and quiver at his side. His club leans against the trophy-pillar.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Plain exergual line.

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