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Hemidrachm of Kios with head of Apollo, struck under Proxenos

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Obverse: head of Apollo laureate to right; hair falls on neck. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Prow of ship to left with star at left above. Above, [inscription]. Below, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 983); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 330–300 B.C.

Mint

Kios, Bithynia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1379.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.930

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins