Diobol of Eretria with cow scratching head

Greek
Late Archaic Period
511–490 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Eretria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1026.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.829

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cow with long horns standing to right, scratching head with right hindhoof.
Between legs: Greek letter.
Reverse: In incuse square an octopus.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund