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Drachm of Patara with head of Apollo Lykios

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Obverse: Head of Apollo Lykios laureate to right, hair in stiff curls behind. Reverse: In shallow incuse square, a lyre seen from behind. At sides, [inscription]; above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 168–81 B.C.


Patara (Lycian League), Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2091.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins