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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 loose locks, end of quiver at neck. Reverse: In shallow incuse square, a lyre seen from behind; above, [inscription]; at sides, [inscription]; at right below, eight-rayed star. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Patara (Lycian League), Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2092.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.1122

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins