Stater of Kingdom of Macedonia with horse and rider, struck under Archelaos I

Greek
Classical Period
413–399 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.68 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

1981.166

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman to left, two spears in right hand.
Below: Greek letter.
Reverse: Within square incuse, protome of goat to right, head turned back.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Said to be from the Ptolemais hoard; by 1970: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland and Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Hess-Leu auction 45, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, May 12-13, lot 135); by 1981: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich (Leu auction 28, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Zurich, May 5-6, lot 78); purchased at auction 28 on behalf of MFA; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour