Drachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Aristandros
Early 2nd–1st century B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2027.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.92 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of youthful Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: In incuse square, a crab above a club.
Inscriptions in Greek above the crab, at right, and below the club.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904:
purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund