Hemidrachm of the Oitaioi (Oeta) with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
400–344 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, The Oitaioi (Oeta)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0912.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

00.207

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a lion 3/4 left, with a spear-head in its mouth.
Reverse: Nude, youthful Herakles, laureate?, standing full front, left leg bent, holding his club across both arms.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund