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Drachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath; hair on forehead in tightly curled locks; ends of curls escaping from top of head, others falling on either side of face; at lower right, incomplete border of dots(?). Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised square...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410–390 B.C.


Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0536.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.59 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins