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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 left foreleg raised; in left hand, the bridle, in drawn-back right hand, a trident horizontal; below horse an eight-pointed star. Reverse: Head of an Amazon to right, with cap of foxskin with sharp spike on top; hair and cap...

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Provenance

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. 595); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Potidaia, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0586.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.691

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins