Drachm of Kibyra with head of youth

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 166–84 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Kibyra

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 202.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.291

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a young man to right, in crested helmet.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Horseman, wearing helmet, cloak, and cuirass, gallops to right, lance in right hand. Tiny ground line below hind hooves.
Inscriptions beneath the horse.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6734); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour