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Tristater of the Orrheskioi with herdsman and bulls

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Obverse: Herdsman walking right between two bulls walking right, far one with head raised; nude, beardless, in flat-brimmed hat; upper body in front view; right hand drawn back, pressing croup of near bull; in outstretched left hand, a whip with two lashes; plain ground line; border of...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–490 B.C.


The Orrheskioi, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0590.


Diameter: 32 mm.; Weight: 28.29 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins