Tetrobol of Methymna with kneeling warrior
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Lesbos, Methymna
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1664.
Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Warrior kneeling on right knee to left, he wears crested Corinthian helmet over head and corselet; on his left arm is a shield and in right hand a spear held diagonally.
Reverse: In incuse square forepart of horse with nude rider, jumping to right. The rider has reins in right hand.
Beaded square border.
From the Lesbos Hoard (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1071); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund