Tetrobol of Kos with head of Asklepios, struck under Nikon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
Early 2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.72 gm.

Accession Number

01.5615

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Asklepos, laureate to right.
Reverse: In incuse square coiled serpent, with head raised to right.
At left: inscription in Greek.. At right: inscription in Greek.
Outside of incuse square: 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