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Tristater of the Ichnai with herdsman and bulls

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Obverse: Nude herdsman walking to left on line between two bulls to left with chains on their necks. Further bull raising head, the nearer bull lowering head. Above, inscription in Greek. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square, a raised four-spoked wheel.


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, 510–500 B.C.


The Ichnai, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0589.


Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 27.85 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins