Tetradrachm of Myrina with head of Apollo Gryneios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
189 B.C. or later


Mint: Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1652.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 13.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.990

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to right, two long locks of hair on neck.
Reverse: Apollo Gryneios laureate advancing to right, in right hand a phiale, in left hand a laurel branch from which hang two taeniae; he wears a himation.
At his feet are a small omphalos and a high-handled amphora.
Inscription in Greek at left and monogram at extreme left.
Laurel wreath border, fastened below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund