Tetradrachm of Dikaia with cow licking hoof

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–450 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Dikaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0542.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 17.27 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

04.676

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cow standing to right, head to left, on dotted line; right hind foot raised.
Above cow a sea swallow.
In exergue, eight-rayed star.
Beaded border.
Doublestruck.
Reverse: Octopus in incuse square.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund