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Tetrobol of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Magas

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Obverse: Horseman with chlamys and hanging petasos, on horse walking to left. At right above, an eight-rayed star. Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers. Inscription in Greek and monogram. (see media screen for monogram and Greek inscription)


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. 1365); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 308–277 B.C. or later


Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1340.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins