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Drachm of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Chairis

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Obverse: Youthful rider, with chlamys and hanging petasos, on horse prancing to right. At left above [inscription]. Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers. At sides [inscription]. Cicada at left below. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

Purchased of J. F. G. Seltman for $ 73.20 (this is the total price for MFA 14.89 and 14.90)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 375–308 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1328.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

14.89

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins