Coin of Karystos with head of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 196–146 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Karystos

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.842

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lionskin, right.
Reverse: Bull’s head facing, bound with fillet.
Inscription in Greek above and monogram to right.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour