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Tetrobol of Methymna with kneeling warrior

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Obverse: Warrior kneeling on right knee to left, he wears crested Corinthian helmet over head and corselet; on his left arm is a shield and in right hand a spear held diagonally. Reverse: In incuse square forepart of horse with nude rider, jumping to right. The rider has reins in right hand....

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From the Lesbos Hoard (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1071); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.


Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1664.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.

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The Ancient World


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