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Tetrobol of Kingdom of Macedonia with horse and rider, struck under Alexander I

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Obverse: Horseman riding to right, wearing petasos and chlamys, and carrying two spears. Border of dots. Reverse: In incuse square, head and right forepaw of a lion to right, with open mouth and protruding tongue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–454 B.C.

Mint

Aigai, Macedonia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0624.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.161

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins