Tetradrachm of Kyrene with head of Apollo Karneios, struck under Theupheides

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1338.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.77 gm.

Accession Number

04.1223

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo Karneios laureate to left, with ram’s horn.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Plain and beaded border.
Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.

Provenance

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. 1360); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund