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Didrachm of Leontinoi with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude; right hand drawn back resting on hip; in left reins looped; dotted ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Head of lion to right, jaws open, tongue protruding; around, four barley-corns. No border. Inscription in Greek (retrograde).


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.


Leontinoi, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0273.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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