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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: Six-stringed lyre; plektron under strings; between uprights, tripod lebes; strap with ends, round incuse. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 383–379 B.C.

Mint

Olynthos (Chalkidian League), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0580.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.39 gm.

Accession Number

95.112

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins