Coin of Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander) with horse and rider

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 350–190 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Magnetes (Magnesia-on-the-Maeander)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.784

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman riding right, cloak flying behind.
Reverse: Humped bull butting left.
Above: inscription in Greek.
Below, magistrate’s name in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour