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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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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.


Potidaia, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins