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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)

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. 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

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.1228

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins