Drachm of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Chairis

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1328.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

14.89

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful rider, with chlamys and hanging petasos, on horse prancing to right.
Inscription in Greek at left above.
Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Cicada at left below.
Inscription in Greek at sides.

Provenance

Purchased of J. F. G. Seltman for $ 73.20 (this is the total price for MFA 14.89 and 14.90)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund