Didrachm of Erythrai with horse and rider
Late Archaic Period
about 500–480 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Erythrai
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1835.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: A nude, long-haired youth riding a galloping horse to right, holding the reins in his right hand.
Row of dots in front of the youth’s thigh.
Border of small dots.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund