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Didrachm of Erythrai with horse and rider

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Obverse: A nude, long-haired youth riding a galloping horse to right, holding the rim in his left. Row of dots in front of the youth's thigh. Border of small dots. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–480 B.C.

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1835.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

01.5586

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins