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Diobol of Akanthos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Attic helmet, hair on forehead and neck in dotted lines; round earring, plain necklace; dotted truncation. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.


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 did not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic or Early Classical Period, 520–470 B.C.


Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0523.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.20 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins