Tetradrachm of Olynthos (?) with quadriga

Greek
Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Olynthos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0612.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

04.686

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; bearded charioteer in long, sleeveless, girdled chiton; in outstretched left hand, reins, in raised right hand, a whip with two lashes; above, a large globule; double exergue line.
Between tail and legs, Greek letter.
Reverse: Eagle flying left, right wing raised, left wing lowered, in square incuse within a larger one with rough surface; corners of inner square connected with those of outer by diagonal lines.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund