Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horseman behind horse, struck under Alexander I

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C. B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Aigai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0627.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 26.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.706

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: In background a man to right carrying two spears on left shoulder and wearing petasos, chlamys and shoes. In front of him a horse with bridle.
Reverse: Within incuse square a smaller quadripartite square around which, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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. 615); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund