Tetradrachm of Olynthos (?) with quadriga

Archaic Period
520–510 B.C.

Mint: Macedonia, Olynthos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0612.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm. Die Axis: 6

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On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga to right, horses walking; bearded charioteer in long, sleeveless, girdled chiton; in outstretched left hand, reins, in raised right hand, a whip with two lashes; above, a large globule; double exergue line.
Between tail and legs, Greek letter.
Reverse: Eagle flying left, right wing raised, left wing lowered, in square incuse within a larger one with rough surface; corners of inner square connected with those of outer by diagonal lines.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 589); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund