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Tetrobol (?) of Thraco-Macedonian mint with kneeling bull

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Obverse: Bull kneeling on right knee to right with head turned back. Flower above. Dotted exergual line and border. Reverse: Within octagonal incuse a crested Corinthian helmet to right.

Provenance

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 Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Thrace or Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0613.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.31 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

04.705

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins