Stater of Kroton with head of Hera Lakinia

Greek
Classical Period
410–390 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Kroton

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0187.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.88

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera Lakinia, facing three-quarters right, in stephanos, adorned with palmettes; bead necklace; flowing hair.
In right field B.
Plain border.
Reverse: Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion’s skin, head of which is under left elbow; nude, hair short; in extended right hand, a one-handled cup; left elbow resting on rock; right leg raised, foot on rock; above left, club crossed with bow, slanting downwards.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund