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Tetradrachm of Chalkidian League with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Olynthian Apollo to left; short, curly hair. Inscription in Greek below: AM (artist's signature?). Reverse: Seven-stringed lyre; plektron under strings; on uprights of lyre: AM (artist's signature?); across sound box of lyre, a strap with ends hanging down; square...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 385 B.C.

Mint

Olynthos (Chalkidian League), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0577.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.672

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins