Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

Classical Period
410–390 B.C.

Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0537.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.32 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath with berries; hair on forehead brushed back; ends of curls escaping from top of head, others falling on either side of face.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, tripod to right, within raised square frame on which inscription is written in Greek: “Amphipoliteon”, “of the Amphipolitans.”
Square incuse.


Suggested in a letter by W, Schwabacher to be identical with Cat. Hoffmann, de la Salle-Sale, April 4, 1877, pl. ii, 321 (from the Saloniki Hoard of 1859); by date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection; 1882: auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16ff., 1882, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, France, lot 713 (unillustrated); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund