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3/4 obol of Delphoi with head of Delphos

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Obverse: Head of African to right; hair in close curls. Reverse: In incuse square, head of bearded goat full front; at sides, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


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 Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–479 B.C.


Delphoi, Phokis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0975.


Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.54 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins