Oktobol of the Bisaltai (?) with hunter and horse

Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.

Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Bisaltai (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0615.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Huntsman standing right on left side of bridled horse walking right; nude, beardless, in flat, broad-rimmed hat; hair short, dotted; upper body in front view; right hand grasping horse’s tail at root (?); left hand, partly visible, holding bridle.
In background, two spears upwards; plain ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces raised.


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale of Moore Collection (cat. no. 207, according to Regling and Brett); 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. 556); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund