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Tetradrachm of Tenedos with janiform head

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Obverse: Double head; at left a bearded man laureate; at right a woman with earring and broad fillet in hair. Reverse: In incuse square, a double axe at left below, a bunch of grapes, at right a lyre. Around, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

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. 1051); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450–375 B.C.

Mint

Tenedos, Troas (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1638.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.980

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins