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Hemidrachm of Kingdom of Thrace with head of youth, struck under Lysimachos

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Obverse: Youthful head to right, with band in hair. Border of dots. Reverse: Horseman galloping to right. Above, Greek letters; below, an ear of corn, and forepart of lion to right. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 311–309 B.C.

Mint

Kardia, Thrace (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0821.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.04 gm.

Accession Number

00.197

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins