Stater of Herakleia with head of Athena
Late Classical Period
Mint: Lucania, Herakleia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0098.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, with earrings, necklace and a crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a Skylla hurling a stone to right.
Die flaw below chin.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Herakles standing facing, nude; right hand grasping handle of club downwards, in extended left, bow and two arrows; over left, lion’s skin; left, Nike flying right crowning Herakles with wreath; to right, a one-handled vase left.
Inscriptions in Greek at left of club and in right field outside the vase.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund