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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; hair in short wavy locks, parted in center. Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised convex square frame on which inscription is written in Greek; in left field: A; square incuse. (See media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

From the Saloniki Hoard 1859 (Numismatic Chronicle, 1880, p. 6, pl. I, 5); 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. 550); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 357–356 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0539.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.41 gm.

Accession Number

04.664

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins