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Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

about 357–356 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.41 gm.

Accession Number

04.664

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics , Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath; hair in short wavy locks, parted in center.
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised convex square frame on which inscription is written in Greek; in left field: Greek letter.

Provenance

From the Saloniki Hoard 1859 (Numismatic Chronicle, 1880, p. 6, pl. I, 5); 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. 550); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund