Oktadrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horseman behind horse, struck under Alexander I
Early Classical Period
about 470–460 B.C. B.C.
Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Aigai
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0627.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 26.10 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund