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Tetrobol of Leukas with Pegasos

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Obverse: Pegasos, bridled and with curled wing, galloping to right. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Incuse square, within which archaic head of Aphrodite to left, wearing a bead-necklace. Hair dotted, turned up behind and bound by a narrow diadem. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–480 B.C.

Mint

Leukas, Akarnania (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1161.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.72 gm.

Accession Number

00.215

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins