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Oktobol of the Bisaltai (?) with hunter and horse

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Obverse: Huntsman standing right on left side of bridled horse walking right; nude, beardless, in flat, broad-rimmed hat; hair short, dotted; upper body in front view; right hand grasping horse's tail at root (?); left hand, partly visible, holding bridle; in background, two spears upwards; plain...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale of Moore Collection (cat. no. 207, according to Regling and Brett); 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. 556); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

The Bisaltai (?), Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0615.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number

04.668

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins