Drachm of Kalchedon with head of Kalchas

Greek
Classical Period
450 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia, Kalchedon

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1374.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.73 gm.

Accession Number

97.440

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Kalchas, profile to left.
Reverse: Greek inscription with the letters between the four spokes of a wheel, in a round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, no. 485 (according to Brett catalogue entry); date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund