Drachm of Tabai with head of Herakles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria, Tabai

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 194.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 3.51 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.645

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Herakles to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Homonoia (?) standing on short ground line, head to left, holds patera in right hand, cornucopia in left.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 16, no. 47); 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 50- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour