Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
390–370 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0538.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm.

Accession Number

04.663

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath with berries; hair on forehead in loose curls; parted in center; chlamys on neck.
At right, lion walking left, right foreleg raised, tail above back.
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised square frame on which inscription is written in Greek; Greek letter to left of torch.
Square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 549): September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund