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Oktadrachm of the Edones with herdsman and oxen, struck under Getas

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Obverse: Two oxen walking to right, on dotted ground line. Behind, nude man standing to right, holding a horn of the far ox with his left hand. At right, a cockle shell. Border of dots. Rev: In square incuse, four-spoked wheel. Inscription in Greek around wheel, within the incuse...

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By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection (said to have been purchased from Forrer); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett [1938], no. 3524); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12, 1958, lot 1188, with note on authenticity); by 1960: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 21, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 3,000.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.


The Edones, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 050.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 28.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins