Tetradrachm of Caria with head of Helios Apollo, struck under Maussolos

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 377–352 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Satrapy), Halikarnassos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1997.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.25 gm.

Accession Number

01.5604

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, with broad face, almost full-front to right. Chlamys fastened at his neck.
Reverse: Zeus, in long chiton and himation, standing to right, holding a long spear in his left hand, and a double axe, on his shoulder, in his right.
In front of his feet: B at right inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund