Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Paionia with head of Patraos

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 335–315 B.C.


Mint: Paionia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0737.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.649

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful male head to right with fillet in short hair.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Fully armed warrior to right on horse with elaborate harness, spearing fallen foe, who tries to spear horse which tramples on him. Brand on the horse.
Inscription at right in Greek.

(Note: The handwritten inscription for the record locates the brand on the saddle but it is actually on the body of the horse.)

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

Reglng did not list as Greenwell Collection

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund