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Didrachm of Motye with youth riding horse

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Obverse: Youth on bridled ithyphallic horse galloping to left, seated sideways about to leap off; in right hand, the bridle, left hand holds a spear diagonally and resting on flank; hair short, nude, except for short kilt from waist downwards; dotted ground line; border of dots. Inscription in...

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Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–440 B.C.


Motye, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0299.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.42 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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