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Tetradrachm of Chalkidian League with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to left, wearing a laurel wreath. Reverse: Lyre with seven strings; plectron under strings; strap at right, across sound box. Zigzag decoration on strap and base of the lyre. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with L. Mildenberg, Zurich, Switzerland; September 18, 1958: purchased by MFA from L. Mildenberg for $ 560.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 417–412 B.C.

Mint

Olynthos (Chalkidian League), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 14.29 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

58.701

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins