Stater of Thraco-Macedonian tribe or city with centaur abducting nymph

Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.

Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0595.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.41 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.
Die break joining forelegs of centaur; double ground line.
Traces of an inscription.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces irregular.


By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Ivanoff Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 46, according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund