Stater of Salamis with head of Herakles, struck under Euagoras I

Greek
Classical Period
411–374/3 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Salamis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2144.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.1158

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
At right, inscription in Cypriote characters.
Reverse: Goat reclining to right.
Above, grain of corn, horizontally.
Inscription below.
Dotted ground line; plain border.

Provenance

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. 1281); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund