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Tetradrachm of Amphipolis with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo facing three-quarters right in laurel wreath with berries; hair on forehead brushed back; ends of curls escaping from top of head, others falling on either side of face; at lower right, border of dots(?). Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, tripod to right, within raised...

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Provenance

Suggested in a letter by W, Schwabacher to be identical with Cat. Hoffmann, de la Salle-Sale, April 4, 1877, pl. ii, 321 (from the Saloniki Hoard of 1859); by date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection; 1882: auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16ff., 1882, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, France, lot 713 (unillustrated); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410–390 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0537.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.32 gm.

Accession Number

00.160

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins