Tetradrachm of Skione with head of Protesilaos

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Skione

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

60.1299

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Protesilaos to right, helmeted.
Inscription runs retrograde along the crest (mostly obliterated).
Scrollwork on bowl of helmet.
Reverse: Stern of a galley in an incuse square.
Inscription within the incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 136); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction by Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,600.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour