Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Macedonia with horseman carrying two spears, struck under Alexander I

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 460–450 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom), Aigai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0629.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 13.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.708

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: On exergual line a horse walking to right with rider carrying two spears in left hand, holding reins in right hand and wearing petasos and chlamys.
Plain border.
Reverse: Within incuse square the front half of a goat kneeling on right knee;
in corners Greek letters.
Plain square border.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund