Tetradrachm of Tripolis with busts of the Dioskouroi

Greek
Hellenistic Period
94/3 B.C.


Mint: Phoenicia, Tripolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2201.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 15.08 gm.

Accession Number

95.158

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped busts of the Dioskouroi, laureate, profile to right, surmounted by stars.
Fillet border.
Reverse: Tyche standing profile to left, her right hand holding a tiller and in her left a cornucopia.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and in the exergue.
The whole surrounded by a laurel wreath.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund