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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

uncertain mint, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 28.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.125

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins