Stater of Phaistos with Herakles

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
431–300 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Phaistos

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.86 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1984.817

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herakles standing front, looking to right, club in right hand, bow in left.
In field left, lion’s skin; at right, snake and tree.
Reverse: Within wreath, bull to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule