Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Characene with head of Tiraeus II
Late Hellenistic Period
Mint: Characene (Kingdom)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 305.
Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.63 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Diademed head of Tiraeus II to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Herakles seated to left with club in raised right hand, left placed on his lion’s skin over the rock.
Monograms above and below arm. Inscriptions at left and right and below Herakles.
Said to have been found at Basra in southern Iraq; by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for £ 100/0/0
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour