Tetradrachm of Dikaia with standing cow

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–450 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Dikaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0543.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

04.675

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cow standing to left, head right, scratching nose with left hindleg.
Above, a sea swallow to left.
Below, a dotted circle within which crossed lines; two Greek letters; dotted ground line above plain line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Octopus within square incuse.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund