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. 0911.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.772

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lion in partial profile to left, a spearhead on his mouth.
Reverse: Nude Herakles full front, holding his club obliquely in both hands;
inscription in Greek at left.

Provenance

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. 710); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren,

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund