Didrachm of Erythrai with horse and rider

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–480 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1835.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

01.5586

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: A nude, long-haired youth riding a galloping horse to right, holding the reins in his right hand.
Row of dots in front of the youth’s thigh.
Border of small dots.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund