Tetradrachm of Aegae with head of Apollo

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150 B.C.


Mint: Aeolis, Aegae

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 159.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

57.719

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right, bow and quiver behind neck.
Reverse: Zeus, wearing only an oak wreath, stands to left, a scepter-staff vertically in the left hand, an eagle on the extended right.
In field at left, monogram.
Inscription at right.
All in oak-wreath.

Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 144); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour