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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 390–370 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.15 gm.

Accession Number

04.663

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins