Coin with head of Herakles
2nd and 1st centuries B.C.
Mint: Lesbos, Methymna
Diameter: 9.5 mm. Weight: 0.53 gm. Die axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
In field at left, ivy leaf.
Greek letters in field at left and right.
Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America