Coin with head of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd and 1st centuries B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.5 mm. Weight: 0.53 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.746

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Kantharos.
In field at left, ivy leaf.
Greek letters in field at left and right.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America