Tridrachm of Byzantion with infant Herakles strangling snakes

Greek
Classical Period
389–387 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Byzantion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0799.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 11.29 gm.

Accession Number

09.270

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youthful Herakles kneeling three-quarters to right strangling snakes.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Above: cow to left, right foreleg lifted.
Inscription in Greek above.
Below, a dolphin.

Provenance

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

By 1906 or earlier: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased from Edward Perry Warren by MFA

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund