Drachm of Adramyteion with head of Zeus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–130 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Adramyteion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1386.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.91 gm.

Accession Number

01.5527

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to left.
Reverse: Eagle with spread wings, standing on a thunderbolt, three-quarters front to left.
In field, left, Greek letters above a bee.
Inscription in Greek above eagle and below thunderbolt.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund