Tetradrachm of Alexandreia Troas with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
82–81 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Alexandreia Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 158.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.29 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.187

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to left.
Reverse: Apollo Smintheus standing to right on ground line, with bow and arrow in left hand and phiale in right, quiver over shoulder. Monogram on left.
Seleucid date on right.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards, and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection; by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2267); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2731); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2206); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for £ 1,056/13/0 (this is the total cost for 61.187-61.194 including commission)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour