Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Xanthippos

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
366–300 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2017.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.22 gm.

Accession Number

01.5611

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to left, wearing a lion-skin cap which does not cover his neck.
Reverse: Within a dotted square in an incuse square, crab and club.
Below the crab inscription in Greek; below the club inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund