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Obol of Pharkadon with horse

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Obverse: Horse walking to right. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square Athena stands to right, her right hand on her right hip, left hand holding spear, and shield resting against her side. She wears long chiton, aegis, and created helmet. [inscription], around. (see media screen for...

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By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 259, according to Regling and Brett); 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. 717); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 465–447 B.C.


Pharkadon, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0919.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.86 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins