Stater of Salamis with seated Herakles, struck under Euagoras I

Greek
Classical period
about 411–374 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Salamis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 254.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.69 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

59.1

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herakles, nude, seated to right on lion’s skin placed over a rock; rhyton in left hand; club in right.
Inscription in upper left.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Goat lying to right, on ground, legs folded; dotted ground line. Line border.
Inscriptions above, to the right, and in exergue.
Line border.

Ruler: Euagoras I

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; January 8, 1959: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 350/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour