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Tetradrachm of Potidaia with Poseidon Hippios

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Obverse: Poseidon Hippios, nude, wearing cap with long flaps (?), riding a horse walking to right with right foreleg raised; in left hand, the bridle, in drawn-back right hand, a couched trident; below horse a six-pointed star; border of dots. Reverse: Incuse square, quartered diagonally.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Mint

Potidaia, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0584.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.22 gm.

Accession Number

01.5437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins