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Oktadrachm of the Orreskioi with herdsman guiding two bulls

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Obverse: Herdsman walking right between two bulls walking right, far one with head raised; nude, bearded, in flat, broad-brimmed hat; hair dotted, in bunch at back; upper body in front view; right hand drawn back, holding staves diagonally upwards; outstretched left hand pressing against neck of...

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480–465 B.C.


uncertain mint, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0592.


Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 28.29 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins