Stater of Lampsakos with infant Herakles strangling snakes
about 350–330 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1586.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Infant Herakles, nude, kneeling to right on line, strangling serpent in each hand; across his breast is a strap.
Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of horse with curled wings, one above one below, jumping to left. Beaded line at edge of body.
By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Sotheby Sale (Ivanoff Collection), cat. no. 192 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1002); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund