Tetradrachm of Potidaia with Poseidon Hippios

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Potidaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0584.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.22 gm.

Accession Number

01.5437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon Hippios, nude, wearing cap with long flaps (?), riding a horse walking to right with right foreleg raised; in left hand, the bridle, in drawn-back right hand, a couched trident.
Below horse a six-pointed star.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Incuse square, quartered diagonally.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund