Tetradrachm of Chalkidian League with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
about 385 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Olynthos (Chalkidian League)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0577.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.672

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Olynthian Apollo to left; short, curly hair.
Inscription in Greek below (artist’s signature?).
Reverse: Seven-stringed lyre; plektron under strings; two letters on uprights of lyre (artist’s signature?); across sound box of lyre, a strap with ends hanging down;
Inscription in Greek around lyre.
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. 561); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund