Stater of Lampsakos with infant Herakles strangling snakes

Greek
Classical Period
about 350–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1586.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number

04.944

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Infant Herakles, nude, kneeling to right on line, strangling serpent in each hand; across his breast is a strap.
Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of horse with curled wings, one above one below, jumping to left. Beaded line at edge of body.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Sotheby Sale (Ivanoff Collection), cat. no. 192 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1002); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund