Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Apellas

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1845.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1025

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin, to right.
Reverse: Club above horizontal bow and quiver in case.
At right above, owl sideways, head facing.
Inscriptions in Greek above and under club.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Cat. Sotheby, Ivanoff Sale, no. 1066; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1118); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund