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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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Provenance

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; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1663.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.998

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins