Stater of Herakleia with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical Period
330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Herakleia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0098.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm.

Accession Number

00.81

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, with earrings, necklace and a crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a Skylla hurling a stone to right.
Die flaw below chin.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Herakles standing facing, nude; right hand grasping handle of club downwards, in extended left, bow and two arrows; over left, lion’s skin; left, Nike flying right crowning Herakles with wreath; to right, a one-handled vase left.
Inscriptions in Greek at left of club and in right field outside the vase.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund