Tetradrachm of Peparethos with bunch of grapes

Greek
Archaic Period
530–500 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly (Islands off), Peparethos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0935.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.76 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

04.1266

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bunch of grapes.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of bearded Herakles in lion’s scalp to left; hair on forehead and beard dotted; dotted square border, all within incuse square.

Provenance

Said to be from the Cos Hoard found about 1891; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund