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Tetradrachm of Kyrene with head of Apollo Karneios, struck under Theupheides

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Obverse: Head of Apollo Karneios laureate to left, with ram's horn. At right [inscription]. Plain and beaded border. Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers. In field, [inscription] (see media screen for inscriptions)

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. 1360); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 375–308 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1338.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.77 gm.

Accession Number

04.1223

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins