Tetradrachm of Kyme with head of Kyme

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 190 B.C.


Mint: Aeolis, Kyme

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1651.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm.

Accession Number

01.5546

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the Amazon Kyme to right, with hair caught in a knot behind and bound by a fillet.
Reverse: Within a laurel wreath a long-legged horse, bridled, standing to right, with left forefoot raised.
Plain exergual line, on which, in front of the horse a deep, one-handled cup.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and in the exergue.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund