Stater of Kroton with head of Hera Lakinia

Greek
Classical Period
about 400–325 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Kroton

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0186.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.92 gm.

Accession Number

00.89

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera Lakinia facing three quarters right, in high stephanos with palmette between foreparts of griffins right; edges of stephanos dotted; hair long in thick masses of curly locks; dotted necklace with acorn-shaped pendants.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots
Reverse: Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion’s skin, head of which behind shoulder, right, jaws open; nude, hair short; in extended right hand, a one-handled cup; left elbow resting on rock; right leg raised, foot on rock; above left, club crossed with bow, slanting downwards, plant on rocks below.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund