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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horseman carrying two spears, struck under Alexander I

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Obverse: On exergual line a horse walking to right with rider carrying two spears in left hand, holding reins in right hand and wearing petasos and chlamys. Plain border. Reverse: Within incuse square the front half of a goat kneeling on right knee; in corners Greek letters; plain square border.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460–450 B.C.


Aigai, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0629.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.11 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins