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Coin of Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman riding right, cloak flying behind. Reverse: Humped bull butting left. Above: inscription in Greek. Below, magistrate's name in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 350–190 B.C.


Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander), Ionia


Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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