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Drachm of Adramyteion with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to left. Reverse: Eagle with spread wings, standing on a thunderbolt, three-quarters front to left. In field, left, [Greek letters], above a bee. [Greek 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, Hellenistic Period, 200–130 B.C.

Mint

Adramyteion, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1386.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.91 gm.

Accession Number

01.5527

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins