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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. Reverse: Seven-stringed lyre; plektron under strings; square incuse. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–410 B.C.


Olynthos (Chalkidian League), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0578.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 14.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins