Stater of Herakleia Pontica with head of Dionysos, struck under Timotheos and Dionysios
Late Classical Period
Mint: Bithynia, Herakleia Pontica
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1371.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.52 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to left, with long hair, wreathed with ivy.
Below, a thyrsos with fillet..
Reverse: Young Herakles advancing to left, attaching a spear to a trophy. His lion-skin hangs over his left arm, and his bow and quiver at his side. His club leans against the trophy-pillar. Between his feet, on the ground, a ram’s head.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Plain exergual line.
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