User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Drachm of Byzantion with cow and dolphin

Start collecting

Obverse: In incuse square, a bull advancing to left on a dolphin. Above, [inscription]. Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail square, incuse, the surface thinly dotted. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Byzantion, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0798.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.24 gm.

Accession Number

00.194

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins