Drachm of the dynast Mosses with man standing beside a horse

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–450 B.C.


Mint: Thrace or Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0618.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.14 gm.

Accession Number

00.149

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Man standing right, on left side of bridled horse, standing right; beardless in flat, tiara-like headdress and chlamys; in left hand, two spears crossing and slanting downwards.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, a raised four-part square with slightly raised surfaces.
Inscription in Greek around, within the incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund