Tetradrachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Molion

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 350 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 167.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.76 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Club, and bow in case, both poised vertically. Small owl in field at upper left.
Inscription above and below club.

Provenance

August 1, 1961: 61.642-61.645 acquired by Cornelius C. Vermeule in the art market on behalf of MFA for $ 2000- with discretionary funds voted in advance by the Committee on the Collections; accessioned by MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour