Stater of Phaistos with seated Herakles

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 380–350 B.C. or later


Mint: Crete, Phaistos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 123.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.63 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

59.8

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young Herakles seated to left, on lion’s skin spread over a low rock; in left hand, club, the end resting on the ground; before him, tree on which hang quiver and bow; behind, large krater.
Inscription at right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull walking to right, in irregular ground line.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, January 8, 1959, for $ 550.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour