Tetradrachm of Herakleia-on-the-Latmos with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 180 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Herakleia-on-the-Latmos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 169.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.161

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring, necklace and triple-crested helmet with horse protomes and Pegasus.
Reverse: Club, with owl below. Monograms, left and right. All in olive wreath.
Inscription above club.

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 485); March 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 115.00.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour