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Diobol of Eretria with cow scratching head

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Obverse: Cow with long horns standing to right, scratching head with right hindhoof. Between legs: E. Reverse: In incuse square an octopus.

Provenance

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. 794); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 511–490 B.C.

Mint

Eretria, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1026.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.829

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins