Coin with head of Herakles
Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period
ca. 387–300 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Erythrae
Diameter: 11.5 mm. Weight: 2.03 gm. Die axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: Club and bow in case.
Inscriptions in Greek above and between club and bow.
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