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Drachm of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Kydis

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Obverse: Youthful rider in chlamys on a horse walking to right on a line. Reverse: In circular incuse, silphion plant with flowers; around [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

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. 1327.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

Accession Number

14.90

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins