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Tetrobol of Dikaia with head of nymph

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Obverse: Female head to left, with hair rolled up behind and bound by a narrow diadem. Reverse: Greek inscription. Head and neck of a bull to right. All within an incuse square. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–440 B.C.

Mint

Dikaia, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0803.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.33 gm.

Accession Number

00.188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins