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Drachm of Skepsis with forepart of winged horse

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Obverse: Forepart of horse with curled wings, one above, one below, jumping to right. Beaded border. Around, [inscription]. Reverse: In shallow incuse, a fir tree with bunch of grapes on each side. Beaded square border outside plain square border. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1049); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 450 B.C.


Skepsis, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1636.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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