Obol of Pharkadon with horse

Greek
Classical Period
465–447 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pharkadon

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0919.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.86 gm.

Accession Number

04.775

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horse walking to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square Athena stands to right, her right hand on her right hip, left hand holding spear, and shield resting against her side. She wears long chiton, aegis, and created helmet.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 259, according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 717); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund