Tetrobol of Kyrene with youth riding horse, struck under Magas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
308–277 B.C. or later


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1340.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.1228

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman with chlamys and hanging petasos, on horse walking to left.
At right above, an eight-rayed star.
Reverse: Silphion plant with flowers.
Inscription in Greek at left in field; monogram at right

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. 1365); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund