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Drachm of Erythrai with rider beside prancing horse

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Obverse: Horseman standing left with both hands holding rein of a horse prancing to left. Reverse: Rosette of sixteen petals. In incuse square. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–450 B.C. or later

Mint

Erythrai, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1838.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.73 gm.

Accession Number

11.1799

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins