Tetrobol of Methymna with kneeling warrior

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1664.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.997

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund