Tristater of the Edones with herdsman and oxen, struck under Getas

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Edones

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2327.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 28.62 gm.

Accession Number

00.150

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude bearded man, wearing petasos, and carrying two spears, walks to right between two oxen. Head of the farther one raised.
Plain exergual line.
Inscription in Greek behind man’s head and below exergual line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Incuse square, within which a quadripartite, dotted square, surrounded by inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund