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Didrachm of Eretria with cow

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Obverse: Cow with long horns standing right, head left, scratching head with right hindhoof. Above dotted exergue line: Greek letter. Reverse: Octopus within incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with J. Schulman, Amsterdam; April 2, 1931: purchased by MFA from J. Schulman for $ 650.00

Credit Line

William Amory Gardner Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–465 B.C.

Mint

Eretria, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.50 gm.

Accession Number

31.186

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins