Tridrachm of Ephesos with Herakles strangling snakes

Greek
Classical Period
394–387 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.31 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

2000.551

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Infant Herakles strangling two snakes.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bee.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By late 1950s or early 1960s: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr., who had acquired the tridrachm in London (Spink & Son); March 22, 2000: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour