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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horse and rider, struck under Alexander I

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Obverse: Horseman riding to right, wearing petasos and chlamys, and carrying two spears. Dotted exergual line, and border of dots. Reverse: Incuse square, enclosing a linear square, within which is a goat's head to right, and behind this a small, inverted caduceus.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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


Aigai, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0625.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 13.33 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins