Diobol of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Aitor

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1846.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1028

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to left.
Reverse: Club above bow and quiver in case.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below club.
At left, erect ear of wheat. At right above club, a lighted torch.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund