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

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–454 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Aigai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0626.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.707

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: In the background a man to right carrying two spears in his left hand and wearing a petasos and chlamys. In front of him a horse to right, left front foot raised.
Reverse: Within incuse square a smaller quadripartite square, around which, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection and Sale; by date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale (Moore), lot 224 as ex Ivanoff Collection; 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. 616); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund