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Tetradrachm of Dikaia with standing cow

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Obverse: Cow standing to left, head right, scratching nose with left hindleg; above, a sea swallow to left; below, a dotted circle within which crossed lines; dotted ground line above plain line; border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Octopus within square incuse.


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. 567); 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. 0543.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins