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Diobol (?) of Thraco-Macedonian tribe or city with goose and salamander

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Obverse: Goose standing right, head left, left leg raised; above left, a salamander swimming downwards; below, a circle with a dot in its center; dotted ground line enclosed in plain border. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0611.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.87 gm.

Accession Number

00.145

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins