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Stater of Abydos with head of Apollo, struck under Ikesios

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right. Reverse: Eagle standing to right, with wings closed. Inscriptions in Greek at left, upward and at right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1960: with George Allen, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (said to be from Martinos, in Athens); October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from George Allen for $ 1,774.25

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 390 B.C.

Mint

Abydos, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 155.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 14.42 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

60.1141

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins