Stater of Kroton with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
390–387 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Kroton

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0191.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.402

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo right in laurel wreath; long hair, necklace with lion’s head jewel.
Inscription in Greek around.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Infant Herakles seated right on cushions, strangling serpents; body facing, head left; left leg drawn up; in outstretched left and right hands, serpents with jaws open towards Herakles’ head, coils around body.
At left traces of letters (?), artist’s signature.

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. 157); September, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund