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Tetradrachm of Dikaia with cow licking hoof

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Obverse: Cow standing to right, head to left, on dotted line; right hind foot raised; above cow a sea swallow. In exergue, eight-rayed star. Beaded border. Doublestruck. Reverse: Octopus in incuse square.


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. 568); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–450 B.C.


Dikaia, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0542.


Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins