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Drachm of Olympos with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of the Lycian Apollo, laureate, to right. Hair in a roll along the face, with two long curls behind. Reverse: In incuse square, a lyre in the center, a trophy right, and a palm branch left. [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, Hellenistic Period, 168–78 B.C.

Mint

Olympos (Lycian League), Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2090.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.99 gm.

Accession Number

01.5631

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins