Drachm of Erythrai with head of Herakles, struck under Apellas
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Ionia, Erythrai
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1845.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund