Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo
Late Classical Period
about 356–355 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Amphipolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0540.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.35 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 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.
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)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund