Stater of Kroton with head of Apollo
Mint: Bruttium, Kroton
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0191.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund