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Tetrobol of Kapsa with ithyphallic ass

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Obverse: Ithyphallic ass walking right; above, a kylix; ground line; border of dots (off flan). Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight triangles alternately raised and sunk. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)


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 Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 480 B.C.


Kapsa, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0544.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins