Tetrobol of Olynthos with prancing horse

Greek
Classical Period
about 432–420 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Olynthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 042.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.48 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

63.476

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horse with loose rein, prancing right .
Reverse: Within incuse square eagle flying upwards, head to right, holding serpent in beak and talons.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour