Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Paionia with head of Patraos

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
335–315 B.C.


Mint: Paionia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0738.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.90 gm.

Accession Number

00.177

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Horseman, galloing to right, spearing prostrate Persian foe, who defends himself with a lance and a round shield with Macedonian decoration (central boss and border of crescents with dots).
Beneath the horse, three small dots.
Brandmark on croup of horse?
Inscription in Greek above horseman..

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund