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Hemidrachm of Pherai (?) with forepart of bridled horse

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Obverse: Forepart of horse, galloping left. On body, [inscription?]. Border of dots. Reverse: Grain of barley in husk. Above [inscription]; below [inscription]. All in incuse square. (See media screen for inscriptions.)

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 815); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 10, 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 450 B.C. (?)

Mint

Pherai (?), Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2333.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.87 gm.

Accession Number

49.1902

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins