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Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horseman behind horse, struck under Alexander I

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Obverse: In background a man to right carrying two spears on left shoulder and wearing petasos, chlamys and shoes. In front of him a horse with bridle. Reverse: Within incuse square a smaller quadripartite square around which, inscription in Greek.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470–460 B.C. B.C.


Aigai, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0627.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 26.10 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins