Stater of the Orrheskioi with centaur abducting nymph

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Orrheskioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0594.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.50 gm.

Accession Number

00.126

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Centaur abducting nymph, in kneeling-running pose right, with nymph in his arms; former with horse’s ear, beard and long dotted hair; latter with long dotted hair, round earring and long girdled chiton with short sleeves; right hand raised, left lowered in gesture of fright, palms open.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund