Tetrobol of Potidaia with Poseidon Hippios

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Potidaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0585.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.690

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon Hippios, nude, riding a horse walking to right with right foreleg raised; in left hand, the bridle, in drawn-back right hand, a couched trident.
Below horse a four-pointed star.
Reverse: Head of an Amazon to right, with cap of foxskin with sharp spike on top; hair and cap dotted; dotted necklace.
Plain square border; square incuse.

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