Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 356–355 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0540.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.35 gm.

Accession Number

11.1774

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath; hair in heavy mass over forehead.
Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised convex square frame on which inscription is written in Attic form of Greek.
In right field, an ear of grain.
Square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund