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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 in loose curls; parted in center; chlamys on neck; at right, lion walking left, right foreleg raised, tail above back. Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised square frame on which...

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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. 549): September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 390–370 B.C.


Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0538.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm.

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The Ancient World


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