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Stater of Thraco-Macedonian tribe or city with centaur abducting nymph

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Obverse: Centaur, with horse's ear, 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...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Ivanoff Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 46, according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–490 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0595.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.41 gm.

Accession Number

04.688

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins