Tristater of the Orrheskioi with herdsman and bulls

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Orrheskioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0590.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm.; Weight: 28.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.687

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herdsman walking right between two bulls walking right, far one with head raised; nude, beardless, in flat-brimmed hat; upper body in front view; right hand drawn back, pressing croup of near bull; in outstretched left hand, a whip with two lashes.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square; surfaces raised.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund