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Drachm of Tenedos with janiform head

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Obverse: Double head; at left a bearded man laureate; at right a woman with stephane and long curls. Reverse: Double axe; at left below [monogram] and a bunch of grapes; at right head of poppy; above [inscription]. Laurel wreath border. (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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 189 B.C. or later

Mint

Tenedos, Troas (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1644.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.986

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins