Tridrachm of Rhodes with Herakles strangling snakes

Greek
Classical Period
394–390 (?) B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm.

Accession Number

09.283

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youthful Herakles kneeling to right strangling snakes.
Reverse: A rose seen from the side.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund