Tetradrachm of Tenedos with janiform head

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
490–470 B.C.


Mint: Troas (Islands off), Tenedos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1637.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.979

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Double head; at left a bearded man, at right a woman, with earrings;
fillet in hair.
Reverse: In incuse square, a double axe; at right below, an amphora,
Inscription in Greek also below the double axe, mostly on the left side
Plain square border.

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. 1050); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund