Triobol of Selinos with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
413–409 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Selinos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0322.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 1.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.483

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of beardless Herakles in lion’s skin, facing three-quarters left; flying locks of lion’s scalp encircling head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Quadriga with horses galloping to left, on line, driven by figure in long chiton leaning far forward; in right hand, a goad, in left, the reins.
Above, a selinon leaf upwards.
Below ground line: inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 291); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund