Didrachm of Leontinoi with horse and rider

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Leontinoi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0273.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.456

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman on horse galloping right; nude; right hand drawn back resting on hip; in left reins looped.
Dotted ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of lion to right, jaws open, tongue protruding.
Around, four barley-corns.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde).
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund