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Drachm of Skotoussa with forepart of horse

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Obverse: Forepart of horse prancing to right. Underneath, [inscription]. Reverse: In incuse square ear of wheat placed diagonally. At left [inscription] at right, [inscription], (traces of double impression). (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection; 1882: auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16ff., 1882, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, France, lot 952 (pl. 4); 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. 724); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–380 B.C.

Mint

Skotoussa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0929.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.780

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins