Stater of Herakleia with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
about 390–340 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Herakleia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm.

Accession Number

10.239

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Athenian helmet with winged griffin to right, on bowl; hair turned up under neckpiece of helmet, few loose locks hanging below neck.
Inscription in Greek below chin.
Reverse: In round incuse, Herakles nude, standing facing, upper body twisted right, head lowered; strangling Nemean lion; lion’s left fore- and hindlegs on Herakles’ left thigh;
at left ear of corn and club (off flan).
Inscription in Greek at right, downwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (K. Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 61); June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund