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Tetrobol of Olynthos with prancing horse

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Obverse: Horse with loose rein, prancing right . Reverse: Eagle flying upwards, head to right, holding serpent in beak and talons. Incuse square around. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 432–420 B.C.

Mint

Olynthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 042.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.48 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

63.476

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins