Oktadrachm of the Bisaltai (?) with hunter and horse

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Bisaltai (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0617.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 28.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.666

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude man to right in background with two lances and hat. In front, horse walking to right on dotted line. Brand on rump of horse may be letters or a caduceus.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham collection; 1895: Cat. Sotheby, Ashburnham, pl. iii, 70 (according to Brett and Regling); 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. 554); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund