Coin of Philippoi with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical Period
359–336 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Philippoi

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 6.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.696

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Tripod.
In field at left, ear of corn.
Greek letter at left below. Inscription in Greek at 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