Drachm of Erythrai with rider beside prancing horse

Greek
Early Classical Period
470–450 B.C. or later


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1838.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.73 gm.

Accession Number

11.1799

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman standing left with both hands holding rein of a horse prancing to left.
Reverse: Rosette of sixteen petals in incuse square.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund