Tetradrachm of Tenedos with janiform head

Hellenistic Period
189 B.C. or later

Mint: Troas (Islands off), Tenedos


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 16.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Janiform head: laureate Zeus to left, Hera with stephane to right.
Reverse: Within laurel wreath, double axe.
In field at left, a bunch of grapes.
At right, cista mystica? topped by two stars.
Inscription in Greek above axe. Monogram in field at left.
Split in striking and slightly double-struck.


By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2288); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 2742); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2216); by date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 8, 1965: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour