Stater of the Orrheskioi with centaur abducting nymph
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, The Orrheskioi
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0594.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.50 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Centaur abducting nymph, in kneeling-running pose right, with nymph in his arms; former with horse’s ear, beard and long dotted hair; latter with long dotted hair, round earring and long girdled chiton with short sleeves; right hand raised, left lowered in gesture of fright, palms open.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces irregular.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund