Drachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
410–390 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0536.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.665

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath; hair on forehead in tightly curled locks; ends of curls escaping from top of head, others falling on either side of face.
At lower right, incomplete border of dots(?).
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised square frame on which inscription is written in Greek.
Square incuse.

Provenance

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

Regling does not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund