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Drachm of Aspendos with horseman hurling spear

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Obverse: Horseman, clad in loose chiton, galloping to right, hurling spear with right hand. Border of dots. Reverse: Boar walking to left on dotted ground line. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek above. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown in the 1950s: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin III, no. 59); purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art, January 9, 1958, for $ 126.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Mint

Aspendos, Pamphylia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 239.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 5.43 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

58.11

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins