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Tetradrachm of Skione with head of Protesilaos

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Obverse: Head of Protesilaos to right, helmeted. Inscription in Greek runs retrograde along the crest (mostly obliterated). Scrollwork on bowl of helmet. Reverse: Stern of a galley in an incuse square. Inscription in Greek within the incuse square. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 136); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction by Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,600.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–470 B.C.


Skione, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 044.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.40 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins