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Tetradrachm of Olynthos (?) with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; bearded charioteer in long, sleeveless, girdled chiton; in outstretched left hand, reins, in raised right hand, a whip with two lashes; above, a large globule; double exergue line. Between tail and legs, X Reverse: Eagle flying left, right wing raised,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–510 B.C.

Mint

Olynthos (?), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0612.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

04.686

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins