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Drachm of Kolophon with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to right; hair in tight curls or knots below. Reverse: In incuse square a lyre. Around, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1103); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 460–450 B.C.

Mint

Kolophon, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1877.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 5.26 gm.

Accession Number

04.1013

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins