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Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with horse and rider, struck under Archelaos I

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Obverse: Horseman to left, two spears in right hand. Below: Greek letter. Reverse: Within square incuse, protome of goat to right, head turned back. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Said to be from the Ptolemais hoard; by 1970: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Hess-Leu auction 45, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 12-13, lot 135); by 1981: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Leu auction 28, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, May 5-6, lot 78); purchased at auction 28 on behalf of MFA; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 413–399 B.C.

Mint

Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.68 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

1981.166

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins