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Tetradrachm of Miletos with head of Apollo, struck under Ouliades and Artemidoros

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right, border of dots. Reverse: Lion standing to right, on ground line, looking back. Elaborate star above. Inscription in Greek above, in right field, upwards, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection; by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2493); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2839); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2317); purchased at the Lockett auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; April 12, 1961: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for £ 1,056/13/0 (this is the total cost for 61.187-61.194 including commission)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 190 B.C. or later

Mint

Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 173.

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.190

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins