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Oktadrachm of the Bisaltai (?) with hunter and horse

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Obverse: Nude man to right in background with two lances and hat. In front, horse walking to right on dotted line. Brand on rump of horse may be letters or a caduceus. Beaded border. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham collection; 1895: Cat. Sotheby, Ashburnham, pl. iii, 70 (according to Brett and Regling); 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. 554); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0617.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 28.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.666

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins