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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 heavy mass over forehead. Reverse: Race torch, flame to left, within raised convex square frame on which inscription is written in Attic form of Greek; in right field, an ear of grain; square incuse. (See media...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 356–355 B.C.

Mint

Amphipolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0540.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.35 gm.

Accession Number

11.1774

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins