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1/6 stater of Phokaia with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left with bead necklace and Corinthian helmet; hair in large dots. (Behind, a seal) Reverse: Irregular incuse.


By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 983 (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. 1662); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–494 (?) B.C.


Phokaia, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1906.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins