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Tetradrachm of Caria with head of Apollo, struck under Hidrieus

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate slightly to right of full front, chlamys at neck. Reverse: Zeus advancing to right on line, spear in left hand, double axe in right hand over right shoulder. He wears chiton and himation. At right, [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Carfrae Collection; 1894: Sotheby Sale (Carfrae Collection), pl. IX, 10; date unknown: Late Collector Collection; 1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), pl. VII, 376 (both sale references according to Regling and Brett); 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 not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 351–344 B.C.


Halikarnassos, Caria (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2000.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.27 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins