Tetrobol (?) of Thraco-Macedonian mint with kneeling bull

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Thrace or Macedonia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0613.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.31 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

04.705

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bull kneeling on right knee to right with head turned back.
Flower above.
Dotted exergual line and border.
Reverse: Within octagonal incuse a crested Corinthian helmet to right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell collection by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund