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Hemidrachm of Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander) with youth riding horse, struck under Anaximbrotos

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Obverse: Youth on horse prancing to right; he wears helmet and chlamys and carries spear horizontally in right hand. Reverse: Bull charging to left. Above, [inscription]; below, [inscription]; at right erect ear of wheat. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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. 1122); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.


Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander), Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1881.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.65 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins