Diobol with head of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
310–283 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.5 mm. Weight: 1.40 gm. Die axis: 11

Accession Number

84.747

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing lion’s skin.
Reverse: The Palladium, spear in right hand, shield in left from which hangs fillet; on head, kalathos; drapery over each arm.
Inscription in Greek.

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