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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, near one with head raised; nude, bearded, in flat, broad-brimmed hat; hair dotted, in bunch at back; upper body in front view; right hand drawn back, holding staves diagonally upwards; outstretched left hand pressing against near...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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


The Orrheskioi, Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0593.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 27.21 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins