Tetradrachm of Lampsakos with head of Priapos, struck under Demetrios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 190–185 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1973.294

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Priapos to right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus to right. In field right, bow and arrow.
At left: monogram.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 13, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour