Tetradrachm of Abydos with bust of Artemis, struck under Apollophanon

Hellenistic Period
After 196 B.C.

Mint: Troas, Abydos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 156.


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 16.86 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Diademed draped bust of Artemis to right, bow and quiver at shoulder.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle to right, on a small ground line; his wings are half spread. At right, a palm. Laurel wreath around. (Traces of double striking.)
Inscriptions above and in exergue.


By date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; by 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 23-24, 1924, lot 1403 [as ex Maxime Collignon sale, Paris, 1919, lot 316]); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2729); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2204); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour