Didrachm of Caria with head of Apollo, struck under Pixodaros

Greek
Late Classical Period
340–334 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Satrapy), Halikarnassos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2007.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.91 gm.

Accession Number

04.1075

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate slightly to right of full front, chlamys at neck.
Reverse: Zeus advancing to right on line, sceptre in left hand, double axe in right hand on right shoulder; he wears a chiton and himation.
Inscription in Greek at right with part of a second strike of the inscription nearer the rim of the coin.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund