Hemidrachm of Thraco-Macedonian tribe or city with forepart of horse

Classical Period
about 440 B.C.

Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 049.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.12 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Protome of a horse to right, bridled.
Reverse: Ram to right, head turned back; he kneels on the right foreleg.


By date unknown: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. II, Greek Coins, no. 2328: as Wigan Collection, 1887); by 1928: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 598); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 3526); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1199); 1958: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 185, November/December 1958, no. 358); purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen A.G., February 12, 1959, for $ 261.34 (this is the total price for 59.45-59.46)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour