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

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Obverse: In the background a man to right carrying two spears in his left hand and wearing a petasos and chlamys. In front of him a horse to right, left front foot raised. Reverse: Within incuse square a smaller quadripartite square, around which, inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection and Sale; by date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale (Moore), lot 224 as ex Ivanoff Collection; 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. 616); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–454 B.C.


Aigai, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0626.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.02 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins