Tetradrachm of Caria with head of Apollo, struck under Hidrieus

Greek
Late Classical Period
351–344 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Satrapy), Halikarnassos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2000.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.1074

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate slightly to right of full front, chlamys at neck.
Reverse: Zeus advancing to right on line, spear in left hand, double axe in right hand over right shoulder. He wears chiton and himation.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Carfrae Collection; 1894: Sotheby Sale (Carfrae Collection), pl. IX, 10; date unknown: Late Collector Collection; 1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), pl. VII, 376 (both sale references according to Regling and Brett); 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

not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund