Obol of Kingdom of Syria with head of Herakles, struck under Seleukos I
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Syria (Kingdom), Ekbatana (Media)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2147.
Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, beardless, wearing lion’s scalp.
Border of dots (?).
Reverse: Zeus seated left on throne without back; eagle to right on extended right hand; raised left hand on scepter.
At left, a monogram, partially obliterated; below throne: O; Inscription in Greek at right.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund