Tetradrachm of Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander) with bust of Artemis

Hellenistic Period
about 155–145 B.C.

Mint: Ionia, Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 172.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.72 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver on her shoulder.
Reverse: Apollo, filleted, standing to left, holding a filleted branch in right hand and leaning on a tripod with a large quiver on top. Small ground line; maeander pattern below. Laurel wreath around.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards.


By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection; by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2463); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2829); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2307); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for £ 1,056/13/0 (this is the total cost for 61.187-61.194 including commission)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour