Tetradrachm of Kos with head of Herakles, struck under Xanthippos
about 300–190 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 195.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 15.19 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of beardless Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Reverse: Crab above bow in bow-case, all enclosed in a square of dots.
Inscriptions above crab and between crab and bow-case.
By 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1,000.-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour