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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Paionia with head of Patraos

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Obverse: Youthful male head to right with fillet in short hair. Beaded border. Reverse: Fully armed warrior to right on horse with elaborate harness, spearing fallen foe, who tries to spear horse which tramples on him. Brand on horse. Inscription at right in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Reglng did not list as Greenwell Collection

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 335–315 B.C.

Mint

Paionia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0737.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.649

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins