Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Athanion
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 357–330 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2018.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.32 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles to left, in a lion-skin cap which does not cover his neck.
Reverse: Within a dotted square in an incuse square crab and club.
Above the crab: inscription in Greek.
Below the club: inscription in Greek.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund