Diobol of Herakleia Pontica with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
415–364 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1366.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.86 gm.

Accession Number

01.5521

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Herakles, bearded, to left, wearing the lion-skin.
Reverse: In a shallow incuse square a raised square, on which Greek inscription surrounding a quadripartite square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund