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Didrachm of Caria with head of Apollo, struck under Pixodaros

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Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, three quarters front to right. Chlamys fastened at his neck. Reverse: Zeus, in long chiton and himation, standing to right, holding a long spear in his left hand, and a double axe, on his shoulder, in his right. [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 340–334 B.C.

Mint

Halikarnassos, Caria (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2003.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.02 gm.

Accession Number

01.5609

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins