Tetrobol of Kapsa with ithyphallic ass

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
480 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Kapsa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0544.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm.

Accession Number

04.670

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ithyphallic ass walking right.
Above, a kylix; ground line.
Border of dots (off flan).
Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight triangles alternately raised and sunk.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund