Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

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: A; square incuse.

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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

Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

  • Greek, Classical Period, about 357–356 B.C.
Mint
Amphipolis, Macedonia
Dimensions
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.41 gm.
Medium or Technique
Silver
Classification
Numismatics
Catalogue Raisonné
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0539.
Accession Number
04.664
On view
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C

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