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Stater of the Orrheskioi with centaur abducting nymph

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Obverse: Centaur abducting nymph, in kneeling-running pose right, with nymph in his arms; former with horse's ear, beard and long dotted hair; latter with long dotted hair, round earring and long girdled chiton with short sleeves; right hand raised, left lowered in gesture of fright, palms...

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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, Late Archaic Period, 510–490 B.C.

Mint

The Orrheskioi, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0594.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.50 gm.

Accession Number

00.126

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins