Stater of Idalion with Herakles, struck under Baalmelek II

Greek
Classical Period
425–400 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Idalion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2139.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tyrian Herakles striding right, bearded, nude, with lion’s skin over head and hanging down back; lion’s tail between his legs; in right hand, raised above head, a club, horizontally; in outstretched left, a bow, vertically.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lion to right, bringing down a stag kneeling to right, biting him in the neck; stag’s body dotted, right leg bent under.
Dotted square border; square incuse.

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. 1276); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund