Didrachm of Motye with youth riding horse

Greek
Classical Period
450–440 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Motye

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0299.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.42 gm.

Accession Number

09.266

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youth on bridled ithyphallic horse galloping to left, seated sideways about to leap off; in right hand, the bridle, left hand holds a spear diagonally and resting on flank; hair short, nude, except for short kilt from waist downwards; dotted ground line.
Inscription in Greek above.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of nymph to right, hair bound four times around with taenia, and in knot at back, loose lock on forehead.
Around, three dolphins.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund