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Greek
Heraclea
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380-330 BCE

Silver

Overall: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)

Weight: 1.1 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29687

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Head of Pallas/Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Athenian helmet, on side of which is Skylla in relief Reverse: Nude standing Heracles, standing facing right, head turned back and strangling a lion, his club upright behind him; [HPAKHI]

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC Italy: p. 230, no. 43; Grose, Vol. I: no. 840, pl. 29.7

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