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Drachm of Kalchedon with head of Kalchas

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Obverse: Bearded head, profile to left. Reverse: Greek inscription. The letters between the four spokes of a wheel, in a round incuse. [see media screen for Greek inscription]


By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, no. 485 (according to Brett catalogue entry); date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450 B.C.


Kalchedon, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1374.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.73 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins