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Coin with head of Apollo

Obverse: Head of Apollo, wearing laurel wreath. Reverse: Griffin to left. Inscriptions in Greek above and below.


Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

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Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, Hellenistic Period, ca. 200 B.C.


Abdera, Thrace


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.94 gm. Die axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins