Stater of Soloi with head of Herakles

Greek
Classical Period
After 380 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Soloi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2127.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5641

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to right, with the lion-skin tied around his neck.
Reverse: Head of a bearded Persian satrap to right, in a tiara with flaps hanging down, bound with wide band tied in a knot over forehead; hair on forehead back and rolled.
Traces of inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund