Hemidrachm of Pherai (?) with forepart of bridled horse

Greek
Classical Period
450 B.C. (?)


Mint: Thessaly, Pherai (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2333.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.87 gm.

Accession Number

49.1902

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of horse, galloping left.
On body, [inscription?].
Border of dots.
Reverse: Grain of barley in husk.
Inscriptions above and below.
All in incuse square.

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 815); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 10, 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour