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Drachm of Eretria with cow scratching head

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Obverse: Cow with long horns, standing to right, her head turned back, licking her right hind foot. Below: E. Reverse: Octopus.

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, 511–490 B.C.

Mint

Eretria, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1029.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.78 gm.

Accession Number

00.244

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins