Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo
about 357–356 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0539.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.41 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath; hair in short wavy locks, parted in center.
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised convex square frame on which inscription is written in Greek.
In field at left: Greek letter.
From the Saloniki Hoard 1859 (Numismatic Chronicle, 1880, p. 6, pl. I, 5); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 550); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund