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Tetrobol of Potidaia with Poseidon Hippios

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Obverse: Poseidon Hippios, nude, riding a horse walking to right with right foreleg raised; in left hand, the bridle, in drawn-back right hand, a couched trident; below horse a four-pointed star. Reverse: Head of an Amazon to right, with cap of foxskin with sharp spike on top; hair and cap dotted;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Potidaia, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0585.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.690

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins