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Hemidrachm of Abydos with head of Apollo, struck under Anaxikles

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to right. The hair falls free on the neck. Reverse: Eagle standing to left, wings closed. At left [inscription] above, kantharos below; at right [inscription] and an ivy leaf. (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 Regling did not list this as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 320–280 B.C.


Abydos, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1620.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.64 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins