Drachm with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical Period
336–323 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.71 gm. Die axis: 1

Accession Number

84.578

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: Zeus seated to left on throne without a back.
Inscription in Greek at right and Greek letter below seat.

Provenance

From Assos, sarcophagus 120 (Investigations at Assos, p. 298, note 3); 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America