Though often quite crude, the coinage of the Thraco-Macedonian tribes and regions can be among the most interesting of the entire corpus of Greek numismatics.
A centaur was a favorite type of the Orreskioi, a tribe, which was spread over a considerable area within Macedonia and Thrace. In Greek mythology, the centaurs are a composite race of creatures, part human and part horse. This half-human and half-animal composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths, or conversely as teachers, like Chiron. Centaurs were said to have inhabited the region of Magnesia and Mount Pelion in Thessaly, the Foloi oak forest in Elis, and the Malean peninsula in southern Laconia.
Bearded centaur in the ‘running-kneeling’ posture to right
Incuse square divided by straight lines into five compartments
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