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Tetradrachm of Apollonia Pontica with head of Apollo, struck under Adrestos

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Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right, hair in roll behind. Reverse: In incuse square an anchor; at right a crayfish; at left [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–350 B.C.


Apollonia Pontica, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0797.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.83 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins