Tetradrachm of Tenedos with janiform head

Greek
Classical Period
about 450–375 B.C.


Mint: Troas (Islands off), Tenedos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1638.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.980

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Double head; at left a bearded man laureate; at right a woman with earring and broad fillet in hair.
Reverse: In incuse square, a double axe.
At left below, a bunch of grapes, at right below, a lyre.
Inscription in Greek around.

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. 1051); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund