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. 0593.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 27.21 gm.

Accession Number

11.1778

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Herdsman walking right between two bulls walking right, near one with head raised; nude, bearded, in flat, broad-brimmed hat; hair dotted, in bunch at back; upper body in front view; right hand drawn back, holding staves diagonally upwards; outstretched left hand pressing against near animal’s head; below right, an akanthos flower.
Dotted ground line.
Inscription in Greek around..
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square; surfaces raised.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund